Thursday, March 24, 2011

Weak weeks

The last couple of weeks have been full of work, work, and not much fishing. I managed to make it out to the HRBT 2-3 times but it was WINDY! Only one night was really productive with about 20 striper up to 25". One day at the HRBT was an early search for tautog with Rob Choi and Kayak Kevin . It was a slower than slow and no tog were caught but it was a heck of a learning experience for me. Rob and Kevin are insane fishermen so I can only pray that they keep letting me fish with them. I also got the chance to fish with Ric Burnley 2 times at the HRBT. Ric is a cool dude and knows everything about fishing it seems. It was good times fishing with him and I hope I get the chance to fish with him some more.

Last Sunday I met up with Rob at the 1st island of the CBBT. I called him before I got there and he had caught a few tog already so I was PUMPED! I paddled as fast as I could to him and made it just in time for the bite to shut off...Figures. Rob caught 2-3 tog right after i showed up and aside from 1 on a boat they were the only tog I saw caught for the rest of the day. After getting the tog skunk I hope to shake it off at the HRBT with some light line striper action. Ric was the only one to catch a striper in the snotty wind and murky water all night. I would say that the day was a total bust but fishing with people like Rob and Ric is always a great learning experience. Oh well. It can only get better from that! Check out Robs >Tog report<

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Fishing with the wife and puppy!

This past Friday I decided to hit up Beaverdam reservoir to try for some crappie with my wife and Molly (puppy). We started pretty late but it ended up being very productive. We found a spot that was about 8' deep and cast our bobbers with minnows about 5'-6' down (kinda made me feel like a kid). Alice caught the first 5 crappie most of which were small but one was a nice 12 3/4" slab. Molly was distracted by the water the entire time until she finally had enough. She jumped right in the 45 deg water and was immediately snatched up by Alice. Needless to say that cut the fishing trip a little short after Alice was completely soaked from Molly. We ended up with somewhere between 15-20 crappie with only about 5 keepers but we left the fish biting. Not a bad trip for less than 2 hours of fishing.

On Sunday I tried for bass at Beaverdam in the rain. It was a pretty slow day but i did get two small bass on a spinnerbait in about 4'-5' of water. Better than not fishing!