Monday, November 29, 2010

Cold Morning On The River 11.29.10

Josh text me yesterday and wrote that he wanted to get out on the river today. I was free to go... Imagine that!

His milk run was to Baltimore, Md. and asked me to call him this morning when I got out and moving. I was up early today to take my truck to the shop for inspection and drop my wife off at work. Afterward, I drove to Josh's place to wait for him to arrive from the sunny south.

Josh arrived at his apartment around 7:40 a.m. He hooked his boat up to his truck and we loaded all my tackle and gear into it. We then headed to Gus's Family Restaurant in Mt. Joy for breakfast.

We arrived at the ramp around 9:40 a.m. and dressed warm for the long run to our fishing hole. After dressing warm, we prepared the boat for launching. We finally were on the water around 10:00 a.m. and heading upriver to our first fishing hole.

It was 27 degrees during our morning run. Quite cold, but we were dressed for the weather. The water temperature was only 39.4 degrees and rose to 40.1 degrees in the three hours we were on the water. The water clarity was really murky green with visibility to two feet.

After about an hour or so of fishing, we finally landed our first and only bass of the day! A 14.5" chunk that weighed 2.0 lbs. on the Boga Grip.

As the morning progressed, we weren't sure what to do so we went to our "tried and true" technique for choosing fishing spots. We play "Spin The Josh."

Click this while watching Josh!

But even this technique failed us today.

We tossed tubes, hair jigs, and Lockett Minnows today. Only the minnow was productive.

We arrived back at the ramp around 1:30 p.m. According to Josh's truck thermometer read a whooping 45 degrees! What a balmy day! :)

Take Care and Stay Safe,