Thursday, March 25, 2010

3/23 piscataway

10 inch yellow perch.
1st one of the day:)
Went to Piscataway creek with Justin. Water temperature was 57 degrees. Got out on the water around 1100. Low tide was around 1430. Paddled upstream and cast to a dock on the right with a 2 inch strike king swimbait. Caught a 9 inch yellow perch pretty quickly. Justin got bit around the same area but didn't hook up. Fished for probably another 1-2 hrs without anything. Justin found minnows hugging the shoreline and managed to knock a few on shore with his paddle. I followed suit. Caught 1 crappie on minnows. Justin caught a nice crappie on a grub, and a small catfish on a minnow. As we started to head back, we hit the docks along the way. It was then that we figured out they were really relating to the structure. We started fishing any docks, pilings, laydowns we could see. Justin caught a bass, some crappie, and perch at the dock right before the second bend upstream. I went back to the dock that I first caught the perch and caught 4 more on a 2 inch chartreuse/orange grub. Figured out there is a 4-6 foot drop at the pilons right before the bridge. Justin hammered the crappie there with a chartreuse grub. Caught a few at the bridge then called it a day after no luck at the docks past the bridge. I caught 8 and probably missed more than that. Justin ended up with 10+. Mixture of bass, crappie, white perch, yellow perch, and catfish. Good times.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Potomac 3/21

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.

More fishing-2008-2009

Nice slot red, pretty pic.

My buddy Justin with a nice Kipto striper.
Hot ditch speck.
This trip was a blast, Justin and Austin holding Justin's 1st sailfish, caught out of oregon inlet.
This is fisherman's island, taking a break from fishing (not catching) bull reds.

Hooked up with a 90 ish lb Tarpon!! Boca Grande, FL.

There it is! 90 ish lb tarpon, it was almost lunch for a hammerhead shark!

Mandi's first potomac river sunfish:)


Potomac river smallmouth.
This 2.5 lb largemouth fell for a crawdad colored crankbait bouncing off the rocks.

3lb potomac largemouth

Nice yellow perch caught in piscataway creek.

20 inch speck caught at elizabeth river hot ditch(where else:)