Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Got out around 1230 and fished the incoming tide. The bite was a little slower today compared to recently but I managed 8 total. Nothing to write home about but its always fun. Biggest fish was a 14 inch LMB caught on a super fluke. Landed a hard fighting 12 inch smallie using a watermelon red zoom tube. Everything else came on either a shad color crankbait, or a crawfish color crankbait. I also caught a 14 inch cat and probably the smallest striper i've ever seen. (just under 10 inches)
Friday, September 17, 2010
Fished the outgoing tide on 9/13. Didn't have much luck for the first 2 hrs. Switched to a crawfish crankbait and started getting bit. Ended up with 6 smallies up to 16 inches, 3 largemouth up to 18 inches and 2 18 inch stripers.
Got a new camera today and had to get on the water and test it out. Went to the same place above the chain bridge. Lost a pretty nice smallie on a rapala. Got 2 more nice smallies, one 15 inches, one 16 inches on consecutive casts to the same spot. Caught a few more dinks then called it a night.
Monday, September 13, 2010
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Launched somewhere new...Gravely Point on the Potomac. I fished for prob 3hrs. Went right from the boat ramp. Didn't catch anything for a few hours. Finally came upon a pipe with water gushing from it. Started throwing a spinnerbait and immediately got a good bite. Ended up being a 23 inch blue catfish, on a spinnerbait! Got nothing else there. I was heading back and the water started to erupt all around me! Threw the trusty fluke in the middle of it and got nailed! 2.5 lb bass. The feeding frenzy continued for around 30 min. Got a few blowups on topwater but they completly missed. Only ended up with the one bass. Good times.
Thursday, June 24, 2010
Launched out of belle haven marina around 4pm and fished till around 1030pm. Caught 8 bass total ranging from 12-14 inches. Most bass were caught on flukes and a white slugo. Close to dark, I switched to a buzzbait and had as many hits as I caught fish but only hooked up with 3 fish. I had one huge hit that sounded like an annoying beaver slapping its tail on the water but it completely missed my buzzbait. A couple of guys fishing next to me thought it might be a snake head. It was a good night, good topwater bite.
Tried the severn river for some specs. Went out with Justin. We were out there for about 6 hrs. I caught a 21 inch spec on a gulp swimming mullet. Had a few hits here and there, probably bluefish. Justin had a few hits but didn't stick any. Saw a bunch of rays swimming around on the flats. Alot of fishing for just one speck. We went to beaverdam after that for some topwater action. The action was hot right off the bat. We went to the right and I caught one right before the bridge. Justin had 4-5 hits and missed, then we started catching them. Caught them mostly on frogs and poppers. I caught a few off of a yum money maker. I ended up with 9 total biggest being just under 2 lbs. Justin managed 6, biggest being a solid 2lbs. The action lasted no more than a couple of hours, then it just died. After we went back under the bridge, caught a few more, had some missed hits, then decided to call it a night. The frogs were so loud, you couldn't even hear the bass smash the bait!
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Made it out to Bellhaven Marina to wet a line. I paddled out to a point with some fallen trees and started fishing a fluke. Had one bite in an hour. Went around the bend and found a pretty big grass bed right off the shore. Started fishing a little slower and caught 2 on the fluke. Switched to a Mann's baby 1- and caught 2 more. I saw a few bustin the top so I tied a buzzbait on. Immediately, I caught 3 bass in 5 casts. Kept fishing until the topwater bite died and switched to a 3 inch texas rigged wooly bug and caught 2 more pretty quickly. At that point, thunderstorms were rolling in so I decided to call it a day. Caught a total of 12 bass between 11 and 15 inches in 3 hrs. Since my camera is fried, couldn't get pics.
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Sunday, May 9, 2010
Went toggin with Justin. The plan was to try for bull reds at the shoals but it was blowin a little too much for the shoals in a kayak. We went to the ships for tog. Caught my first 3 tog ever. None came close to slot but it was a blast. Never knew a 10 inch fish could pull so hard! Also landed my first oyster toad, those guys are feisty. Cool looking fish though. Justin managed 3 tog, biggest being 16 inches, and 2 sea mullet. Afterwards, went to Smith lake in norfolk. I got 1 small bass off of a super fluke. Justin dragged in a bass that weighed around 4 lb , 21 inches. Great day of fishing. Hope to get out to the shoals next week.
Thursday, May 6, 2010
Went to beaverdam with Bobby. We bought a couple dozen minnows and fished them under bobbers, which is a first for me. Never targeted bass with minnows. Went across the lake to the cove with the standing timber at the mouth. Started fishing the bank the opposite side of the timber. Threw my minnow out and after a couple of minutes, it started going crazy...jumping and skipping across the top. Then....BAM. A 2 lb bass nailed on the top. In the next 30 min I boated 3 more bass, 2 on minnow and one on 10 inch culprit. The biggest was between 3 and 3.5 lbs. Bobby had some bites but missed. Kinda slow the rest of the day. Towards the evening, I got one on topwater and 4 on a super fluke. Bobby landed a chain pickerel that missed citation by 1 inch, measuring 23 inches. Good day on the water. pics soon.
Friday, April 23, 2010
Thursday, March 25, 2010
Monday, March 22, 2010
Got out this past sunday. Launched the kayak at old town in alexandria, paddled across the potomac to a cove next to the Wilson bridge. I had been fishing for a couple of hours without a bite. Came up to a fallen tree and started fishing it with a jig. Second cast, had a nice thump. Hooked up and it felt big!! I get it up to the kayak and it was about a 28 inch catfish! I was looking for a bass but I'll take it. It flopped around for a few seconds and then threw the hook. Had one bite the rest of the day and missed. Supposed to rain 4 days this week:) Hopefully I'll be able to wet a line.
There it is! 90 ish lb tarpon, it was almost lunch for a hammerhead shark!