Saturday, August 25, 2012

Plan B

On this particular day, I decided to switch things up a bit. The forecast was calling for heavy winds,and rough seas, so I moved inland to the sweet water. The body of water I fished today is in Suffolk, off of pitch kettle road, and goes by the name  Lake cahoon. The area offers two fisheries, that are split by a dam one side cahoon  lake, and the other lake meade. I have fished them both with similar success, but others will beg to differ on which is the better hole to fish.

 I started the day off early throwing top water,with little to no success. As the day progressed I started to throw soft plastics in and around lay downs, and that seemed to be the ticket. I managed several bass, a few bream, and a BASTARD of a Bowfin that gave me pure hell. I hooked this guy earlier in the day, and he spit the hook,so as I made my way back to this stump on my way in, he nailed my bait for the second time ,and it was on. This guy ripped drag on many runs,before submitting to my Boga grip.I got him up long enough to weigh him,(5#) and then he went "Ape Shit"he turned so violently he tore his bottom lip off ,before hitting the deck of the yak, and then in the drink he went. I soon after ended my day on the sweet  water,not a bad day for a last second plan B trip.

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Strength Is In Numbers

As stated in the title post ,this couldn't be more true for what I'm about to talk about. The illustrious "Sciaenops Ocellatus"AKA red fish. They are here in pretty good numbers and they are HUNGRY.
 This is much different from recent years,they were almost mythical, with only a few mentions of a few here and there.If you ask many of the local fisherman why this is?You get a couple different theories, like  harsh winters, and over harvest from commercial netters, but who knows the true answer. All I know is they seem to be on the incline, and I hope as  recreational anglers we can find what reasoning was behind the decline in the local population of Red fish. With that being said grab some jig heads , some paddle tails, and enjoy the bite. Here are a couple pics of others that wanted to play as well.