Sunday, October 14, 2018

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

A Quick Minute at Moncove with the Girls - October 8th, 2018






Really as an excuse to go eat lunch at Cheese and More the girls and I enjoyed the scenic drive over to Monroe county on our way to Moncove lake. We fished and paddled about for around two hours. We caught a couple fish and ended up seeing a couple big grass carp. 

Saturday, October 6, 2018

October Almosts - October 6th, 2018










Jared and I floated 6.5 miles from Glynn LYNN to State Line Falls. We started  off at daylight and finished up abound 12:30pm. The water was about 18” too high to be able to fish those middle river ledges that were so productive for big fish last month. I caught my biggest Fish of the day on a whopper plopper. I lost two 18 plus inch fish on a magnum fluke. By 10:30pm the sky got high and bright and it was Ned or nothing. Even then the Ned was only productive for 11” fish. Still a beautiful float despite it being unseasonably hot like mid 80’s for middle of October. 

Miles Floated = 6.5
Total Fish = 17
Biggest Fish = 15.75”
Best Five Fish = 68.5”
Minutes per fish = 16.1

Saturday, September 29, 2018

Last Push WVKA Online




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The last day of WVKA online season I spent on Moncove. I only had 2 hours and 15 minutes to fish before I had to leave to get to Avery’s basketball game. But the first 35 minutes were productive enough to justify the trip. I caught 13 fish total and three quality fish. 
Total Fish Caught = 13
Biggest Fish = 17
Biggest five fish = 77.5”
Minutes per fish = 10.6

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Rainy Weekday at Moncove- September 18th, 2018








Today wass a rainy solo day on Moncove spent trying to upgrade my WVKA online standing . I worked the Ned rig on my usual spots and caught the usual suspects. Quality fish but nothing giant. This lake consistently produces quick 70 inch limits but it is hard to break the 75” mark. I did see a bunch of giant Asian carp up working shallow today for the first time. Other than the carp I only saw one other angler. I did however learn that my 10 year has pd rain bibs have given up the ghost. 
Total Fish Caught = 8
Biggest Fish = 14.25”
Best Five Fish = 66.75”
Minutes per fish = 22.5

Monday, September 10, 2018

September WVKA Online Fish Roundup - September 11th, 2018












Stan and I hit Moncove today so that I could try to get a few points out if the final WVKA online tournament of the year. The bite with the Ned rig was very solid early and then fell off sharply around 9:45am. I found the pattern to be the fish were hanging only on babksvthat had a steep angle of entry to the water or basically banks that had deeper water nearby as opposed to flats. 
Total Fish Caught = 8
Biggest Fish = 15”
Best Five Fish = 69.75”
Minutes per fish = 26.25

Sunday, September 9, 2018

Summers County Slam II / Battle for the Bluestone Cup September 8th, 2018


























Every once in awhile you have a day on the water you will never forget. And today was the perfect time to have a career day. WVKA, SCKBA points for AOY were on the line as well as SWVKA being here for the three club battle. Jared, Harper and I shared the day in which we adopted an ultra marathon float mentality floating 11.5 miles on the New River in 7 hours and 20 minutes at normal water levels. I started off slow but then caught a smaller limit on 5” flukes, I decided then to switch to bigger boats and I am sure glad I did. I ended up with three fish that averaged over 15” each and two citation smallmouth over 20”. Before the day was over I set the WVKA scoring record at 85.5” won big bass, top 2 man team with Greg Nahodil, 1st place out of 114 anglers from theee different clubs, walking away with over $900. SCKBA won the battle for the cup by a mile by having 8 if the top 12 anglers in the field and all of the top 5. Harper won a $1,500 Bonefide Kayak by way of the Gunter’s Invitational event with his 6th place overall finish. I could not dream up a bigger better day. Big stage, big fish, big baits, = big results on this day. 
Miles Floated = 11.5
Total Fish = 34
Biggest Fish = 21.0”
Best 5 Fish = 85.5” (WVKA Record for now)
Minutes per fish = 12.6

Friday, September 7, 2018

Battle of Bluestone Prefishing - September 7th, 2018












Did a short float from Sandstone to Brooks today with Harper, Plumley, Jarod, Alex Worley, and Tommy Hill. The water was low and I spent the day experimenting trying to find a pattern to produce bigger fish. I caught fish with a plopper, a fluke, a magnum fluke for the first time, a spinnerbait, a jerk bait, and all those techniques produced the same 8 to 11” fish. I think Harper and Jared caught a couple better fish on a plopper in the 14” but that was it. Good numbers on a variety of fish but size is hard to find. 
Miles Floated = 4
Total Fish = 22
Best Fish = 11.75”
Biggest 5 Fish = 56.25”
Minutes per fish = 10.9 

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Return to Virginia - September 3rd, 2018










Jerry and I floated Narrows to Glen LYNN for my first time back on Virginia waters in awhile.  The water was up around 18” more than normal and our float although productive was shorter than I would have liked. 
Miles Floated = 5.5
Best Fish = 14.5”
Best 5 Fish = 63.5”
Minutes per fish = 9.75