Wednesday, May 12, 2010

A Short Report.... (a little bit of fishing, but not much catching.)

This will be a pretty short entry, because--unfortunately--I don't have too much to report. I have been doing a little bit of fishing lately, but there really hasn't been much catching involved.

Last week I spent a few hours (on a couple different nights) trying to catch some PA hybrid stripers. On the bright side, I did learn a good bit... but in the end, all I got was frustrated. Shad were flipping around, fish were swirling, but I couldn't get a hit to save my life. It has been my experience that on most occasions when stripers are feeding, they generally aren't extremely selective... unless their is an incredible amount of baitfish present, and they actually have trouble finding your lure. This might have been the case the other night, but I'm not sure. Also, these were hybrid stripers and my experience has been with pure-strain, saltwater fish instead of these freshwater hybrids. Either way, I'm looking forward to targeting and hopefully catching a few of these fish in the near future.

I also spent a little bit of time trying to catch a trout dinner for my Grandma last week. Luckily for my Grandma, I had a little bit more success in this endeavor. In about half an hour's fishing I managed two freshly stocked rainbows, and missed a few others. What I found interesting about this trip was that even though the water was a little bit cloudy and perfect for drifting a night crawler, the fish were not interested in worms at all. The only thing they would chase was a spinner. So that's what I fed them.

The weather has been a little bit cool and rainy recently, but hopefully you guys and girls have been able to get out there and experience the outdoors a little bit. Even when the weather is bad, Spring is beautiful here in PA-- without a doubt it is one of my favorite times of the year. If you love the outdoors, know that the turkeys are gobbling and the fish are biting... at least somewhere. Until next time, thanks for reading and I hope to see you on the water.

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