Monday, March 17, 2014

Cold Saint Patrick's Day - March 17th, 2014

John and I attempted to bass fish Bluestone after a icy snowy night on a day when the high temp was only 36 with a breeze to go with it. I tried and tried to get fish to eat a jerk bait with no results. The water temps ran from 42 to 48 degrees. I finally caught one lonely bass that weighed 2.9 lbs on a black and blue jig and pig. It was a tough day to be on the lake. Hopefully warmer weather and more active fishing are coming in with the official start of Spring.

Windy March Saturday on Bluestone Lake - March 16th, 2014

Greg Davis and I tried both crappie fishing and bass fishing between 9am and 1pm on Bluestone Lake. The wind started off in the 8 to 10mph range and quickly increased to the 15 to 20mph range making crappie fishing impossible. I caught one bluegill while crappie fishing. We had a tough day getting the bass to hit at all. I turned one nice bass on jerk bait that came unbuttoned quickly after I set he hook on him. There were several people crappie fishing but how they could feel the bite was beyond me. Although it was nice to be outside I felt bad that the fishing wasn't better.

Sunday, March 9, 2014

First Bass of 2014 - March 9th, 2014

Joe and I fished Bluestone on this windy day. I landed 4 largemouth and Joe 3 all shallow with cranks, which surprises me some. I guess it doesn't pay to figure that your guesses on what fish should be doing are right in fishing. It was a fine day to be on the water and we both had a good time. I took Bow along and she did real well, even while we were running from spot to spot in the boat.
1st Bass of 2014

John's New Ride - March 8th, 2014

Nathan and I fished for bass on a windy day on Bluestone. Some friends of mine had been catching some quality bass shallow despite the 43 to 47 degree water temps. We tried hard for three good hours with no luck. While up there we ran into John who had recently purchased a new jet boat. This boat is the ultimate fishing machine for all that Summers County has to offer. He boat a G3 with a 40 horse Yamaha jet.
John's Jet

Sunday, March 2, 2014

First Fish of 2014 - March 2nd, 2014

Jamie and I did a couple hours of crappie fishing on Bluestone lake today before the rain followed by more snow showers to come ran us off the lake. I caught three crappie on a drop shot rigged crawler in about 14 foot of water. The lake was severely drawn down in anticipation of more snow and rain. Again it was awesome to get out and fish a bite and be on the water after a long tough winter of severe cold and snow.

One Trout and a Dog - March 1st, 2014

  Brad and hiked down to the river today. Brad's trout (seen in the pic) was our only fish of the day. I had only one bite and Brad had only one other bite all day. It was a slow day. But it was still really fun to get outside between snow showers. While fishing down there we came across a half starved black lab mix pup. We fed her some cookies and beans from our lunches. I asked a park employee if he had seen her and he said he had never seen her before. When it came time to leave and cross the river we just couldn't leave her there with bad weather coming in and nothing to eat. Her ribs where showing, she had no collar and she was getting weak. I have been looking for the owners and making some calls. If nobody claims her I guess she has found a new home with my other two dogs.