what a great weekend!
Posted by: old_user on Apr-11-11 7:25 AM (EST)
Went out canoeing and paddling this weekend, and what a great time! 6 hrs sat, nothing buy red eyes, sun fish, and a few small smallies...
Sunday however,9 hrs on the water, I hit the mother load, man do I need a new camera to show you all some pics ;) didn't catch anything over 2 lbs, a kentucky and two smallies, but caught a lot of red eyes (rock bass)blk perch, blue gill, etc.. Saw some monsters, atleast 5+lbs in the middle of the day, they weren't bitting, by the time I got back to em (I paddled up river at the start) it was too dark down in there to see, but next time! with any luck i will have a camera to take pics of em (after I catch them)
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Posted by: pasce on Apr-12-11 9:44 AM (EST)
on the water is great.Good luck
kb , you ever try these ??|
Posted by: pilotwingz on Apr-12-11 4:37 PM (EST)
Posted by: old_user on Apr-12-11 8:01 PM (EST)
thanks for the tip, no I haven't used those before, but I will give it a try, always appreciate pointers. I acctually haven't caught the first smallie on any plastice this year yet, curious to me, but have caught some kentucky's on em. All the smallies I have caught have been on shallow runner cranks, funny though the few I kept and cleaned all had craws in their bellies, go figure right... But I will give those you showed me a shot, need to make a trip for some new tackle soon too ;)
Good for you.|
Posted by: Big_D on Apr-13-11 9:48 AM (EST)
Still trying to get on the water this year. It's been one thing after another.
Posted by: old_user on Apr-14-11 10:58 AM (EST)
i feel your pain, it has rained soo much here that the water quality is poor as hell, or weather just doesn't permit until this last couple weeks. Every sunny day I have been slipping off for even an hour or two after work if I can get it... wife has started calling me a junkie, even though she loves it too ;) This weekend is dedicated to getting the dogs in the canoe and seeing how that goes, with a little fishing of course, will be intresting, I will bring the camera out and post it up monday...
Camping trip planned for this weekend|
Posted by: Big_D on Apr-14-11 12:09 PM (EST)
Heavy rain expected all day on Saturday. It's great taking the family camping and then being stuck inside all day. Hoping that we can get in a hike or something before we strike camp. Was hoping to do some fishing, but the creek will be blown out. Kids aren't up to whitewater paddling. Don't even think I'm up to this particular river when it's up. It's at the very peak of my skill level when it's runnable. It needs a solid intermediate WW paddler to run solo, which isn't me.
Posted by: old_user on Apr-17-11 10:14 AM (EST)
hope your weekend turns out better than you hope, maybe the stream wont be so bad, but from all the rain ppl got north of here all the way to canada.. agh bad for us fisherman
Far worse than expected|
Posted by: Big_D on Apr-18-11 10:50 AM (EST)
The stream was a deathtrap for anyone who wanted to run it on Saturday. By Sunday, it was runnable by a skilled paddler. Constant class IV stuff, but I could see lines. I don't have the skill to run the lines I saw, but someone with the skills could have done it.
Posted by: old_user on Apr-18-11 12:11 PM (EST)
sorry to hear your still nill on the fish, and i thought I was just slumpin till the last few weeks, that is rough. Glad to hear the trip went well, I always try to shoot for someplace with falls, or atleast some water, the dogs love it
you didn't say where D , but ........|
Posted by: pilotwingz on Apr-18-11 11:33 PM (EST)
....... the Potomac and all it's tribs. were pretty swollen up . We went up to Mouth of Monocacy just to have a look ... gage was 24'+ at Frederick which relates to a new river wide log jam dam at the aqueduct . This one is noticably larger than last spring's (which they did get removed and cleared up before this new 2011 one got made) .
Never been up Sugar Loaf.|
Posted by: Big_D on Apr-19-11 6:52 AM (EST)
I was on the South Fork of the Tye River.
you would enjoy the hike ..........|
Posted by: pilotwingz on Apr-19-11 12:11 PM (EST)
...... to the summit using the green trail (1/4 mile) with your family ... it's also a nice pretty drive up to the west parking lot where the green trail heads up from there .
Posted by: Dirty_Ed on Apr-16-11 8:20 AM (EST)
Congrats on the fine day. The weather here in southern Ohio has been driving me crazy. Seems like the day before I get a couple days off work the monsoon starts and every local creek gets blown out. I've only been out three times all year and usually I've been on the water a dozen times by now. I've managed to thumb a few 14-17" smallies but hopefully the bite will improve.
Posted by: old_user on Apr-17-11 10:13 AM (EST)
I live about an hour south of nashville off I24 a bit. Am only about 8 min from varous places on the duck and normandy lake, and less than 30 form the elk, tims ford, and woods resevoir. A lot of great fishing out here, haven't even begun to find all the spots in the year and a half I have been down here (lived closer to nashville for 8 years, good fishing up there around the stones river old hickory, priest, etc) But I like the country a bit more ;)