Thursday, May 28, 2015
Wednesday, May 27, 2015
I wade fished the South Branch of the Potamac from 6am to 10am and saw only one other fisherman. Joe Fly elite 1/4oz. spinners were the order of the day up there in gin clear water. I landed 17 fish from 6 differnt species(smallmouth, redeye, bluegille, fallfish, brook trout, rainbow trout). 6 of my 17 fish were trout the biggest being a 2lbs rainbow. I left my camera at the house and was afraid to take my phone wading with me so sadly I got no pics. I had 2 more trout hooked that got off and had 2 more chases as well. The funny thing is that the two area I was fishing (Riverview Drive and Welton Park) are not stocked. The fish I was catching just wash down from the North Fork of South Branch stocked areas and also escape the State hatchery that is just upstream from there.
|Unloading kayaks ahead of a busy Memorial day weekend.|
Sunday, May 17, 2015
Brad and I floated from the dam to the first bridge between 5:45am and 8:15am. Brad landed 16 and I landed 15. My biggest smallies was 15 inches and my best 3 totaled out to 42 inches. I hooked a small musky and fought him all the way back to the kayak but he go off right at the boat. He was not huge maybe 20inches or so. It was a productive morning given our shortened time frame. We caught the majority of our fish off of g tails but a few came off of spinners as well.
Saturday, May 16, 2015
In an informal get together Charlie and I fished with some of his fellow State Road workers on Bluestone lake. I only caught one fish but it was the biggest of the outing at 4lbs. 7oz. largemouth bass on a shakey head worm. Charlie landed a nice 2.5lbs bass on a KVD 1.0 but other than we struggled terribly. Nothing was hitting up shallow and the lake was a buzz with boats from the UMWA tournament that was going on. Greg and his boat had the biggest bag at 8.04lbs. Charlie and I won big fish and ended up with 6.5lbs. I wish we had fished more jigs and shakey head worms in deeper water. I spent a bunch of my time throwing a fluke and not getting a single hit even though the fluke is the hottest thing going in the river right now. I intended on getting a pic of my bass but Jason Dickenson throw it back in the lake right about the time I realized I had not got a picture yet.
I put my kayak in about 7pm below the house on the Greenbrier and paddled up river to the concrete plant. I was able to catch 7 smallies the biggest about 14 inches mostly on flukes in the last hour before dark. I let my phone battery die and didn't get any pictures.
Tuesday, May 12, 2015
Saturday, May 9, 2015
|At the starting gates.|
|13 lbs Carp|
|9 inch Rock Bass|
|Greg's New Ride...NRS Outlaw|
Greg Davis, Greg Nahodil, Brad, Jamie and I floated from the dam to the first take out between 8am and noon today. We landed 56 total fish the biggest being Brad's 13lbs whopper carnivore carp that actually ate his spinner bait. The fish were in slack water and when you found them they were in bunches up shallow. The grass beds are not growing yet but soon will be. I was a fun day to be on the water. The air temps reached the low 80's which is warm for early May, but I will take it after 5 months of dark cold days and snow. I think peak river fishing is about 7 to 14 days away.
Monday, May 4, 2015
Brad and I took Bella out for some pond fun. The girls did really well catching bass, bluegills and some crappie on a hot Sunday afternoon in May. The crappie were up shallow on beds and the bass were cruising around. It is a fun time of year to take kids out fishing ponds.