Brad, Greg and I fished while Brian spectated from Pence Springs to Talcott on the Greenbrier River. The float was 6 miles and last 5 hours and 9 minutes. During that time Brad landed a whopping 51 fish, I had 31 and Greg had 23 in hand for a grand total of 105 fish. We were averaging a fish every 3 minutes over a five hour time span. The largest was Brad's 19 inch small mouth seen in the pics below. A truly nice fish for the Greenbrier or New alike. We missed and lost a ton more bass. The bite was very lite. We had a great day and the river was in near prime conditions for this or any time of year.
Saturday, May 31, 2014
Monday, May 26, 2014
Greg, Brad, Kevin, Patrick, and I floated from dam to takeout #1 from 6am to 10am before the holiday weekend crowds got out it force. Brad, Greg and I landed 22 fish each. Kevin and Patrick kicked in a few more to make a 4 hour bass total of 81. Greg was fishing on the island side while Brad I fished the Rt. 20 side. We heard Greg start yelling for help and I knew he had hooked a musky. We quickly paddled over and helped him net and photograph it. The musky was 28 inches long and he caught him on a G-tail. Despite holiday pressure we scored a lot of fish.
Sunday, May 25, 2014
Brad, Greg, and I float our Coosa's from the dam to the 1st takeout. We hit the water early before the crowds did. The water had some stain but was falling. The air temps at daylight were pretty cold around 45 degrees. We landed 58 fish in 4 hours of fishing between the three of us. The bite was not as good as it can sometimes be this time of year. The colder air and falling water had an effect. All of our fish were smaller fish. I did hook and loose about a 4 pound smallie on backside of the arm after a good fight she came off right at the kayak.
Friday, May 23, 2014
Brad and I headed to Moncove to do some bass fishing since the 5 inches of rain we recieved on Thursday had flooded everything else out. The weather was cold and windy. The temp was 38 when we started fishing and never made it to 60 degrees. The wind blew hard all day. We managed to catch 15 between the two of us. All were small fish. Brad did catch a perch which is knida rare.
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Ballard and I fished the Stone for 2.5 hours on a perfect spring weather afternoon. The fishing was much slower than I expected for this time of year. The weather and the water looks like it is May but the fish act as if it is mid April. We managed to catch 10 or so fish but we had to really work at it. We had a couple nice gills and the bass seen in the pic. A better bite is around the corner and it's shouldn't be long now.
The girl's and I fished a friends pond for a couple hours. The fishing was every you would expect a good farm pond to be in mid May and then some. There were bluegills and bass cruising and chasing and even starting to show signs of spawning. We had a good time and the weather and sunset were spectaular. Both Avery and Annalyn caught some fish all on there own (making the cast, setting the hook and reeling them in).
Tuesday, May 6, 2014
Greg, Brad and I caught 29 bass while fishing from our Coosa's for the 1st time on the river in 2014. Greg and I didn't even wear waders. We fished from 5:45 to 8:00pm and floated from the dam to Advance beach. It was a really great feeling to be back on the river in a kayak catching a few bass. The main lures were g-tails, although some were caught on tubes, and Brad whacked a few on the ever faithful Rebel Crawdad.