Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Annalyn's Day on The Lake - May 28th, 2013

Annalyn and I headed to Bluestone for a little fishing and lunch. I made the casts that hooked the fish and she did the giggling and reeling them in. She ended up catchin 10 fish total (2 nice bass, 5 crappie and 2 big bull bluegills). We had a heck of a fine day on the water. It's a fun time to beat in a day on Bluestone when the bass, crappie and pre spawn bluegills all are up shallow.

Memorial Day on the Greenbrier - May 27th, 2013

Brad, Brian, and I floated from Pence Spring to Talcott on the Greenbrier River. The water although falling was at a perfect level. It was post cold front and the end of a busy fishing weekend but despite these challenges Brad and I managed to land 20 and 26 fish repectively, Brian didn't fish just floated (who knows why). Most of our fish came off of hard crankbaits, Rebel Craw and KVD 1.0. We had 8 fish over a pound but none that would breach the 2 pound mark. A lot of our fish were small guys.  It was  a really great day to be ont the river with friends. I have lived along the Greenbrier most of my life. The problem with the Greenbier is that it often is either high and muddy or extremely low since it doesn't have a dam on it. Despite this it is a largely overlooked resource that lives in the shadow of the mighty New river.
Fishing Poleless Greenbrier County River Hippie

Riverside Table for Two

Thursday, May 23, 2013

1st Cast Bass - May 23rd, 2013

Ballard and I fished small spinners and cranks on the Stone form 10am to 2pm. We landed a wide variety of species(spotted bas, smallies, large mouth bass, crappie, bluegills) and  about 20 total fish in our 4 hours on the water.  Ballard caugtht a spotted bass on his very first cast on a g tail. It was a nice day to be on the water. We missed several more bites and lost several more fish. Hardly anybody fishing today but that is sure to change with the holiday weekend on it's way.

Barger Springs to Cameo Greenbier Float - May 22nd, 2013

Greg and I floated from the Barger Springs put in to the old Cameo club. The conditions were perfect. Clouds, warm air, spring level stained water and hardly anybody on the water. I caught 30 fish all on G tails, 12 redeyes and the rest smallies. The fish didn't want to chase my jig too much. They wanted it hopped off the bottom instead of swimming. Greg caugtht 25 bass, some on tubes and some on a KVD 1.0 crank. Although the fish we caught weren't monsters we had a good time and it was a perfect weather day for spring time river floats.

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Twin Rivers Bass - May 18th, 2012

Brad and I floated from Bluestone dam down to where the New and Greenbrier merge and then fished the Greenbrier down to Advance beach. We fished from 6:30am to 9:30am. The water on both sides was typical springtime high, they were running 5 gates on the New and the Greenber was at 70th percentile. We caught all our fish on  g tails. I landed 17 and Brad whacked 13 inlcuding the biggest at around  2lbs. The nice overcast morning made for a good morning to fish.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Bluestone Shallow Water Bluegills - May 16th, 2013

Mr. Ballard and I bluegill fished the Stone with some crawlers between 9:30am and 1pm today. We caught about 50 fish total. All gills, some pretty fair sized ones and an smallish bass. We had an good day, but even the panfish bite was off a hair due to the fact that the Corps. were pulling so much water and drawing the lake down. We did catch fish steadily after 11am and it was a nice day to be outside.

Thursday, May 9, 2013

May Mudout - May 9th, 2013

With the lake, New and Greenbrier rivers muddy and rolling after 3 inches of rain in as many days Greg and I fished the pond, and even it was pretty heavily stained. I got a late start. Greg caught 14 from 7am to noon and I caught 3 from 9am till 11:30am. Greg caught his on buzzbatis and jigs and I caught mine on white Fat Albert Zoom G-Tails. We didn't land any fish over 15 inches and they were all LMB's.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Lilly Outfitters - May 3rd, 2013

Big Tuna

 Joe, Ballard, and I floated from the Dam to the 1st take out on the New river today. Joe fished from my Coosa. While Ballard and I fished from the Big Tuna. We landed 44 fish total. Most of them came off of g tails. We did suprisingly well on the Greenbrier side right before the rivers merge. I had figured we would do a little better numbers wise, but they had dropped the water back the day before. We still had a great time. Joe hooked and lost a big smallie and rolled the Coosa at that last dangerous shoal before take out.

Sunday Sunrise - May 5th, 2013

Brad and I took a short float on the New river before church Sunday morning. We started at 6am and we where done at 8:30am. We landed 29 smallies on g tails. Nothing huge but we had a fun float, headed to church, then off to see WVU baseball whip up on Okalahoma at Charleston Power Park to take a share of the Big 12 division lead. All in all a great spring day.