Wednesday, September 2, 2009

A Beautiful Sunshine Day On The Susquehanna River 09/02/09

I was able to get out on the Susquehanna River around 8:30 a.m. and fished until 1:00 p.m. Today's weather was very similar to yesterday. However, we started the day yesterday with a very brisk breeze and 46 degrees. Today, fog greeted me at the ramp and the water temperature was a bit warmer... 51 degrees! :D

The fog lifted by 9:30 a.m. and it turned out to be a beautiful blue bird sky. The water temp was 70.8 degrees on the Lowrance which was about 2 degrees warmer than up north.

I was able to catch well over my limit of "0" from yesterday... LOL. I had 15 bass with most measuring in the 13-14" range. A couple of 15" fish came to hand, as well as, one gorgeous 18 1/8th inch smallie that hit a Bandit 200 Series crankbait... Nice!

Look at the shoulders on this one!
18 in. from Safe Harbor 09_02_09

As you can tell by the picture, there was brilliant sunshine throughout the day. The air temp hit about 76 degrees before I returned to the ramp.

There were several people along the shoreline looking for eagles and taking photos of the river. The eagles didn't make the scene for them. However, as I was fishing further down the eastern shoreline from the people, one of the immatures lifted off a high branch and flew south along the hillside. Too bad it didn't go north so they would have a photo opp.