Monday, June 21, 2010

Monday Morning Below Harrisburg, Pa 06/21/10

Hello Folks,

My buddy, Steve, contacted me last evening and asked me if I was going fishing tomorrow. I wasn't too sure at the time because I knew I wanted to mow the grass before the rain storms arrive the next few days. But... Okay!

We were going to take his kids, Kayla and Tyler, once again for a morning on the river. God luck, Steve, getting two kids up at 6:00 a.m.! Seems that's the earliest we could consider for them... LOL!

We met at the ramp around 6:30 a.m. and headed down river through a channel to get to our spot. Wouldn't you know a kayaker was coming up the "Boat Channel" that is clearly marked for boats by the PFBC! I had a few choice words for him and may have even dropped the F-bomb... Sorry! But what the heck... Move over! :)

Steve and Kayla got on the board rather quickly. Steve caught a nice 16" on a spinnerbait and Kayla caught a bass on a tube... Game on!

It took us awhile until I hit a beautiful 17.25" on a spinnerbait.


Taking a lesson from Kayla, Tyler decided to toss a tube. He caught 5 bass on that tube and missed another 4. It was a lot better than last Monday's outing for him.

The fishing slowed by 11:00 a.m. and Tyler started to feel the heat of the day and the lack of sleep from the night before. So, he took a refreshing break by dipping his feet in the river and eating some of his lunch.

A modern day Tom Sawyer!

We ended the day with 13 smallies... 2 on spinnerbaits, 1 on a crankbait, and the other 10 on tubes. I believe that Steve and Kayla ended the day with 12 bass... we had 25 total b/w the two boats. Not a bad day on a slow river.

The weather was rather warm in the morning a was 88 degrees when we came back to the ramp at 12:30 p.m. There was a cool NW to N wind blowing in the morning that keep the humidity down. But that nice breeze settle a bit and the heat started to take effect around 11:00 a.m.

The water quality was good to fair. The edges were still a bit stained, but much better than a week ago. We had a good 3' visibility in the middle of the river.

Take care and remain safe!