Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Rough Night

Figured I would try and relive the magic of last night and headed out to the rock pile at 6.30. It was blowing hard against the incoming tide so breakers were 3 ft plus. Set the anchor anyway and tried some pluggin to no avail. Tossed a yellow curly tail on 1/4 lead head and immediatly started picking up undersize rock. After about 10, I headed into river looking for stillwater. Worked shoreline on river side all the way back to lake Riva..nada. Humidity has eased so it was a nice night.

Monday, July 30, 2007

Dog days of summer

Been fishing the river just about every day, except for 2nd week of July (vacation to Italy). It has been windy with a lot of boat traffic. Topwater action has been decent,but only the last 1/2 hour of light.

Tonight I finally made it out to Thomas Point. Nice flattish night with the typical July humidity hanging over water. Joined several other boats around 7.30 at the rock pile. Picked up 7 ot 8 undersized stripers on popper and then fianlly got a nice slam around 8 and boated first keeper. About 10 minutes later, I had a huge blow up that missed and within a blink of an eye had a second fish slam hard...a nice 20 inch fatty. Great night.

Monday, July 2, 2007

Been a while

Have fished everyday since my last post, mostly with family. A lot of fun but a bit disappointing since nobody experienced a blow-up. My 7 year old nephew stuck with topwater for a solid 1 1/2 hours. Not a peep out of him, must of made 100 casts with my Sirrus perch rod and Penn spincaster with 6lb test. We got out early on a Saturday, so there was no boat traffic. Did the Riva Lake circle... Point, 6 MPH sign, Oak tree, Riva Bridge, and Al's spot. Stillwater at all 5. He used a beat up Chug Bug that I was sure was the ticket. It would have been great, but not our day. The only thing better than a blowup is watching the reaction of someone seeing one for the first time.

Have done fairly well this week. Steady action on BA's at bridge and even caught 3 on top. All sub 16, but Top none the less.

Blog Archive