Friday, April 16, 2010

Still chasin' them...

With river levels beginning to resemble the low-flows of summertime, the fishing has been changing this past week. The action has definitely slowed down from its previous madness, but there are still plenty of fish to be caught. I hit both rivers on a couple different occasions this past week, and my results varied from a skunk to over 20 fish on a trip...

What was even better than the fish catching this past week, was the time that I was able to spend with a few of my very favorite fishing buddies. I got to spend a few hours fishing (and catching) with my buddy Chad one evening early in the week... My Dad and I hit the river yesterday... And just this morning, I was fortunate enough to spend some time on the water with my beautiful wife--I cherish every moment she spends in her waders! ;) I don't have all the pictures yet, but I'll share with you some of what I have.

So, if you are thinking about getting out on the water sometime soon... I'd say go for it. The bass are definitely spawning right now as we have seen a bunch of them on beds already. I am sure most of you already know, but I figure I should mention that in PA it is legal to fish for bass during the closed spawning season (which we are now in), but you must catch and release. I'd like to go one step farther and discourage anyone from fishing live bait for these fish (or at least use circle hooks if you feel you must fish live bait) during this season. I've seen it way too often where guys using live minnows are gut hooking bass during the closed season. The end result is usually a dead floater heading down stream. It's really unnecessary. Either way, feel free to take my opinion for what it's worth... But please use common sense on the water and try to do your part to protect our precious resource. Until next time, thanks for reading and hopefully I'll see you on the water.

3 comments:

  1. Who's the shmuck in the camo? Love the posts, bud. Keep it up!

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  2. Ha ha... That's my buddy Kevin, don't mind him ;) Thanks dude!

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