Monday, April 27, 2009

Hot, Hot, Hot! 91 degrees - Susquehanna River with Josh Kreider

We started the day at 4:30 a.m. by meeting up at Josh's apartment, headed to Sheetz for a couple of sammies, and then off to breakfast. We got on the river around 6:30 a.m. The air temp was 56 degrees and the water temp was 60 degrees. The winds were calm and the water was glass.

We headed north to a favorite hole and Josh nailed this 17.75" on a spinnerbait within 10 minutes... Look at the coloration and markings on this beauty!


We caught several smaller fish throughout the morning on spinnerbaits, tubes, and the LD Slammer 3" Trick Worm.

As you can tell by Josh's attire, It took awhile until he caught this nice chunky 18.5".


Our biggest fish came on a spinnerbait in the early afternoon... 19.25".


Our goal is always to target bigger bass and this week has been very successful. I have been in touch with several friends who were able to find 20" bass this week. What a great week on the river.

I see no evidence locally that the bass are moving towards bedding. This may change shortly if the weather remains so warm. Tomorrow may be a repeat of today's temperatures. Today, as evening approached, we started to get a very stiff southerly wind. Most the day, we had blue bird skies, but it became partly cloudy by 4:30 p.m. We had a 35 degree temperature rise throughout the day. It hit 91 degrees around 2:00 p.m. It was still 86 degrees at 6:30 p.m. when we trailered the boat.

When I was backing the trailer down the ramp, a fellow approached me and asked me to wait. River Rescue was coming to launch a rescue boat for a distressed boater. We could see the boater across from the ramp in some mid-river islands. After they launched, they allowed me to get Josh off the water before they returned.