Thursday, July 16, 2009

Muddy waters...

Fishing and free time has been a little bit limited the past few days, with the arrival of our beautiful new pup... but I was able to get out with my Dad for a couple hours on Monday morning. We decided to hit the Susquehanna, not realizing the affect recent rains had on the water clarity. We arrived to the river with high hopes, but were bummed out when we saw how muddy the water was.

Since we had already made the drive, there was nothing else to do but try our luck. I had gone with the intentions of breaking in my new drift rod, and floating some jigs and live minnows --steelhead style. Given the conditions, however, I figured I ought to opt for the jigging rod instead. Glad I did.It didn't take long for us to get into fish. We tried a variety of lures, but most of our bites came on chartreuse, gulp twisters--fished on a jighead. Due to the murky water, the fish needed something they could both see and smell easily. The gulp was just the ticket.

We both caught channel cats, and walleyes, and I added a couple smallmouth bass to the mix as well. Unfortunately, I only have a few pics to share as we were both too far apart to facilitate much picture taking. The highlight of the trip was a nice 20" walleye that my Dad caught. Thankfully, I do have a couple pictures of it. Enjoy, and thanks for reading!

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