Monday, March 24, 2014

yellow yellow little fellow

Managed to snag a day off on a warm day was going to get the kayak out but had some running to do and the wind was a little stiff. So hit my chores early and called up a fishing buddy to head to the Tuckahoe and try to catch the end of the yellow perch spawn and hopefully some keepers. We loaded up and pulled out around 1 and hit our first stop in Hillsboro by 2pm .  We through tandem stinger rigs from shore and shad darts then soaked some bloodworms but nothing was kicking. After a half hour or so we packed up and headed up river to Tuckahoe state park at Horseshoe road hiked back to the river and immediately started soaking blood worms. I hooked my first in about a minute and christened my new Bust Em Baits and performance fishing rods  built 6' ultra light rod, it wasn't very big but on a sensitive rod like this you feel every tap.

Little yella fella
I guy next to us pulled a keeper in right after so we thought we were on something but it wasn't meant to be we caught more fish but not much bigger than the 6 incher pictured. Looks like we missed the run but we weren't skunked and enjoyed a great afternoon busting on each others small fish. The white perch runs should be in a week or 2 and I hope to get the kayak in the water in one of my favorite spots.
fishing buddy Pete across the creek

reflection in the stream
Sitting by the fire writing this now its about 31 Degrees out and a noreaster blowing up the coast were supposed to get 1 to 3 inches of snow here hope this is the last go round for winter, did I mention I am ready for spring.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Missing has anyone seen spring

Alright winter was nice cold and snowy so can we get some spring ready for some warmer temps and biting fish. Managed to get out on a couple of nice days and try at some yellow perch with not much luck and it looks like some warmer weather this weekend at least for a day or two. Its been an interesting couple of days here in the Dena with hostage standoff in my neighbor hood and a six or seven car and concrete truck pile up with fatalities that shut down the main highway and put the peninsula in total gridlock. Luckily I found a watering hole to wait it out, maybe the guy who offed his girl friend then himself should have done the same. Its been awhile since I blogged been busy with the usual for the last month though I did manage a late season squirrel hunt with the nephews and I built myself a rod rapper so I can spend money on another hobby I don't have time for and build my own fishing pole. So lets hope spring is around the corner and the fish are biting. TIGHT LINES

ice on Stoney creek

squirrel slayers

less of this

and more of this the Tuckahoe River