-- Last Updated: Feb-09-12 10:38 PM EST --
...... I'd be surprised if we catch any Smallies next weekend , but at least I can throw the big blades while nephew makes himself frustrated trying to get a Smallie to bite ... water is still rather cold !!
Standard back up is a Cat rod and nightcrawlers ... can almost always be counted on when it's slow goin in the winter .
We scouted the regular haunt up Susqui. last week getting ready for the water temp. to break 50F. (stopped by the show in Harrisburg afterwards) ... man it looks good , hope the floods stay away , 3 last spring was a record wipeout and then that last one in fall ... rediculous .
Only been fishin 3 X's this year so far , but fairly certain it's going to be an early bite . Hords of Yellow Perch have been being caught in the bays tidal rivers since late Jan. , they'll pile up in the stream headwaters (tidal) in a week or so and feed like they're starving .