Monday, April 30, 2007

I need my boat back

Donna is in Charleston picking up Katie. I hit the beach right after work. Got down about 4.15 and fished till 5.30. Same steady wind like the past few days. Blowing east and really churning up the water. Very little clarity. Picked up one WP who actually put up a fight. Plugged for most of the time. At 6 I headed over to the big Battle Lax game at Navy stadium for the Girls Severn vs St. Marys game. Severn won 7-6 great game. Grace was dropped off at the game. She won 7-6 against McDonough. She scored winning goal and got game ball. Figured I would chill and watch the Wiz game 4, when I read email from Mitch that he caught a 28 incher at my spot...Dang it. No way to get there with boat being back down to beach. The water has really laid down by now. Its a perfect topwater night to top off a nice night. Had the feeling, but NADA. I may have to drag myself out of bed for sunrise...nah.

Saturday, April 28, 2007

First Slam

Fished from the beach from 10:30 am till about 1. At 12.30 I finally got a nice slam on Topwater Chugbug. Missed it but wow what a rush. I have been throwing TW about 1/2 the casts for past 3 weeks. Did not think it would ever happen. One Wp was all else. Wind was blowing downriver. It was overcast and about 60. Nice topwater day.

Headed back down at 3 for an hour and half. Nothing. Helped Tom Kerley launch boat.

Looks like my Topwater assault needs to be stepped up.

Thursday, April 26, 2007

Where are the Stripers?

Been fishing every evening this past week. Quite a few WP and one YP, but Zero Stripers. Took the boat over to Tri-State on Sunday. They have a 3 week back up, so it looks like Kayak may be my only option...and I always have the stump.

Thursday, April 19, 2007

Come on Stripers

I have not posted in a few days, mainly due to the fact that that I have not caught anything. Been fishing alot, but am pig headed enough to stay exclusively with top water. Been working both sides of the point. Not a swirl in sight. Oh well. Opening say is Saturday. I plan to stick with the river. Never of those big cows could take a wrong turn. Not likely, but WHAT IF.

Saturday, April 14, 2007

Fill her Up

Finally found an open gas station and filled the boat up. This allowed me to fish a number of downriver spots that I have been relutant for fear of running out of gas. Fished from about 3 to 6. Fairly calm day near 60. Tide was slack. Threw mostly topwater, but tried everything. NADA.

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Moms Home

Liz and Mom returned from France tonight. Yeah. We missed them. I did manage to sneek down to boat ramp for 1/2 hour. Perfect Topwater night, but absolutely no tide movement. Seemed to be exactly low tide. Not a ripple on water and no swirls to be had. Water is real clear.

Monday, April 9, 2007

Last Night for Gracie and Daddy

Fished from 5.30 to 6.45. Water still low, air still cold, and wind still strong. YUK. We need spring. Did not get anything tonight. Grace took lots and lots of pictures.

Sunday, April 8, 2007

Happy Easter

Fished for about 1/2 hour at beach around 1PM. Its still a cold 39 degrees, but wind has calmed a bit. Caught a Yellow Ned right off the bat.

Saturday, April 7, 2007

Snow Day

Day started out with snow on the ground. Fished 3 sessions at he beach and finally picked up a Wp at about 6.45pm. It was very cold and windy all day. Very little water left. I hooked into something big this evening. Had it on for 2 runs which stripped off a bit of line on the Sirrus. Caught on a rooster tail. Whatever it was made a fairly big swirl. Will never know, but if I had to guess, a large catfish or carp. Did not move fast enough to be a Striper.

Wednesday, April 4, 2007


Donna, Cathy, and Liz in Paris. Fished from 4-5.30. Perfect topwater night, so I plugged the whole time. The highlight was when Raptor of some sort (eagle or osprey...I was trying to grab camera) swooped in from the trees behind me and attacked my plug. Talons where in full sight. Those things are fish killing machines. Luckily she did not get hooked.

Tuesday, April 3, 2007

Off to Paris

Did not fish tonight. Grace had a lacrosse game. She scored her first goal of season. Afterwards we all had dinner at Gary's Grill...then off to airport for Mom and Liz.

Last night I had a good night. Caught 3 Wp in 1 1/2 hours. Grace joined me for the last 1/2 hour.

Monday, April 2, 2007


Did not post yesterday, but did fish. It was a lazy Sunday and the Wizards were not on TV, so I fished from the Marina while listening to game on boat radio. Only managed to pick up one WP.

Today was a bit better. Lizzy finally passed drivers license test, it was 72 and sunny, and I caught 3 WP from 4.30 till 6 at the beaver stump. Daredevil was the ticket. There seems to be a lot a baitfish moving in, but visibility is low. Quite breezy

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