Thursday, July 22, 2010

Lake Aldred, Susuqehanna River, With Dell 07_22_10

Hello Folks,

The last fishing trip we made was back on July 8, 2010! It's been two weeks since I was out on the river and I was happy that we could make the trip today.

We have had numerous days in the 90's and today was pushing that again. One thing different about today was the lack of humidity that we've seen most of those terribly hot days. It felt perfect this morning when we launched at 6:30 a.m.

Holtwood Dam had the water at "Top Level" which was to my liking. The last time we went to that ramp, we couldn't even put in because the water was so low.

There were two other boats in the area we were fishing today. As the morning progressed, I saw two additional boats floating this area. That may seem like a lot, but this area can hold quite a number of boats without interfering with one's fishing.

We tried top waters before the sun rose over the hillside. We had no hits until we moved to the lipless cranks, then the fun began. We caught over 15 bass in about 2 hours of fishing. Several were in the 15 inch range and the rest were smaller. The reaction strike was a good one!

The fishing slowed by 10:00 a.m., but we were getting hits on occasion with white spinnerbaits with tandem willow leaf blades in chrome.

I tried other colors of spinnerbaits, but the white was on today.

While on the river, we were able to spy this coming across the sky from York County...



A UFO! No, no... It was the DirectTV Blimp!

You just never know what you'll see while fishing!

The water temperature was 81.5 degrees with an 87 degree surface reading... Hot. There were a few passing clouds and a nice NW breeze blowing keeping the heat tolerable.

Thank goodness the humidity was low today. I understand that it will be returning over the next two days and that we may have a "heat advisory" for tomorrow! I best get out tonight to cut the grass for our "Bash and Splash 2010" on Sunday!

Take Care,