Monday, October 22, 2012

New House...New Spot

This past week has been very pleasant from a air temp standpoint, but very difficult for fishing due to a relentless southernly wind and a low tide that made my normal river spots off limits. I have managed to boat one keeper sized fish every night, but a multiple fish night has been allusive. The fish are still in the shallows, but getting close, without hitting bottom or making a lot of noise has been difficult.

My wife and I recently purchased a new home closer to the bay. I am super excited to no longer have to deal with the speed zones at the Riva road and Route 2 bridges. We are knocking down the present cottage built in 1915 and building what we hope will be the family beach house for many years to come. Despite the fact that we won't be moving in for at least a year, I have tried most nights to boat my first fish in the water in front of the property. A week or so ago my friend John had a nice blow up that missed literally 20 yards from my new pier. Well tonight, I finally got that first fish when a beautiful 22 blew up in nearly the exact spot from a week ago. I cannot express how happy this makes me.

First Fish at New Home


mike said...

Hey Rick,

Have you been out yet this season? I was out two weeks ago and the river was really slow. I marked some fish but nothing would eat. I may try it again this weekend. We'll see what happens.


Unknown said...

Great read for 10/12 Rick! can't believe you straightened the hooks on your Poppa Dog. I have been catching 20's from the shore this last week. As long as wind isn't from west its ok.

JOhn King

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