Saturday, October 30, 2010

Fishing With Steve, Susquehanna River 10.29.10

Hello Folks,

"Yes, No, Yes, No, YES!"... That was Steve and I trying to decide whether to fish yesterday with the expectations of high winds with even greater gusts. Well, we finally decided at 7:00 a.m. to meet at the ramp around 8:30 a.m. We were going fishing!

This is the same locale that we fished on Monday and only caught 2 bass. Today was a bit better, but the weather was a beast.

When we arrived at the ramp, the winds were blowing around 15 mph. We decided to try a few areas in the open before the winds got to high and white caps formed.

As the winds increased, we decided to make a major move and headed north. That paid off with several nice fish...

17", 3.25 lbs

Steve got on the board with this chunky 14.5". What a porker!

And then this "Little 24 Inch Surprise" nailed a 2.5" Tube...

Steve contacted by cell phone our good buddy Old Crow and his brother-in-law who were fishing in the area that we started in the morning. They were doing well and we decided to make the run south to see if we could catch a few on jerkbaits. What we met when we got there was a bit overwhelming. There were whitecaps and 2' swales that tossed Steve's boat around like a cork in the ocean.

Although the fishing was good, we decided that it would be best for us to return to a more calmer location for my already aching body parts... LOL!

Once we did, we caught a few more smallies. Here is an 18" that was caught on the 2.5" tube with an 1/8th oz. ball head jig.


A big "Thank You" goes out to Steve for dragging me butt around the river on such a rough day. Although the weather was pretty nasty, the fishing was great and being on the water with a good friend always makes the day go way too fast.