Thanks for checking out my pics. The walleye I would give just over 4 lbs but the large mouth was full of eggs so over 5. The bass was caught on 2 lb. test with my light crappie rod. Lots of fun.
Keep on hitting the lake and you will eventually get a big fish. Presentation, timing, and method of fishing is all important but not as important as actually fishing for them. Good Luck!
First things first Are you playing the banjo here this is great I pick a little bit myself not very welll just some rolls and runs.
No I have not fished that area yet. I am located up by the canada border in the west side of the state.
hey john glad to here its workin out for you i have been killing the crappies here with wax worms and minnows .the gills seem to come and go. icant seem to catch them consistently yet .i did get 5 nice rianbow trout last saturday and the fishing club i belong to stock our ponds for the first time this year on wed. so iv been pretty busy hope your aving just as much luck.
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Hey John...whats up? I've been down with pnuemonia for the past 2 weeks. went back to work and pulled a groin the first day back and am on severe restrictions. Did get out at a lcal pond last Sun and bobber and wormed about a doz gills to 9 1/2 in and a couple 2 lb bass. They've been hammerin crappie in Delaware and at Piney Run Lake. Whats happinin up your way?
i agree it is stange,but the fish seemed more interested in my bobber than any bait i put out there.the trick was to get them to follow it then
pause and let it float back to the surface as it asends it kind of sways sslowly back and forth and thats when they hit it and they hit it like a bass i was shocked at how agresive they were
hey john just thougt i would drop a line to see if you had tried to slip-bobber yet and how its going for you. It hasent been very good for me yet im sure it will pick up. but what has been working is this littel crank bait
Hey John, is any thing happening up your way? Our weather has been in extreme mode this past week with record lows to 8 F and record highs to 78 F within just days of each other...not much happening yet, but my buddy is catching some nice crappie in Delaware ponds, some fish are 12 to almost 14 inches.
Hey John...last year we had a much milder winter and I started catching big crappies, 13 to 15 inchers, from the shoreline in and over submerged brush in about 16 feet of water on 1/16 oz jigs tipped with a variety of bait. On warm days and warm spells of several days, the fish would be higher in the water column and I wouldn't lose as many jigs, as they tend to hunker deeper into brush when the cold fronts or cloudy days roll in. In 08, I got my first crappies on Feb 15, and in two trips so far this year, I have yet to catch a fish. We need to get water in the low 40's, still 36 to 39. I use an 11 foot crappie system rod that will cast a jig a mile and has a super sensitive tip...bites are often detected by the rod simply 'loading up' slowly...and the fish is there! Lift the rod high to keep him out of the brush. Some guys do well with slip floats, but I prefer to cast, count down the jig, and retreive slowly. Add # 5 clamshell splitshot as needed for casting distance, 16 in up from the jig. Wood sructure on the northwest or northeast side of you lake would be a good place to start in you get a few warm days in a row. Good luck!
Hey John...our weather has really been up and down lately and, aside from some big bluecats in the Potomac, not much else is being caught unless it is at one of the power plants with hot water outflows. Callin for a storm on Sun night that will push every thing back... we'll see.
Well John, I had to do it...had a fish fry for my son and his wife and mine...bunch of yellow perch we got at Deep Creek the other week...panfried em in a deep skillet...tried two differnt batters...I think I prefer mine to the store brand...still got crappies from Kerr Lake and another batch of perch...you look like the kind of guy who likes to eat up...I'm not so sure I wish you were here! See ya!
I've actually been trying out a lot of new waters. Verona Park Pond is the closest fishing hole near me right now, but the fishing is usually pretty poor, unfortunately. I generally find myself in Bergen county. What I really need is a buddy with a bass boat!
Man everytime i come to this page I love the music and see that hat! Man that thing is ugly!!!! ;-) I love it. Hope yall have ya self a sho nuff fine weekend! Gonna get me a glass of wine and try and find some John Sheehan on youtube.
Thanks John - but I use some of these under a float as a "dropper" two hooks on one line are legal in Jersey ( so I was told when I bought my Jersey license from a Game and Fish officer at the outdoor show a couple of years ago). I use one as a dropper then the end hook has a jog- imitating a small minnow following a hatching insect. After the crickets show up, either a black woolly bugger or black cricket works well.
I use a fly rod for bluegill sometimes, but my back cast is so bad that I can only roll cast about 20 feet, and I am not so subtle in the noise made, so I use spin cast stuff almost all the time.
Fun rig is to use a light spinning reel on a fly rod. Casts a mile, has a noodle rod feel, and is so cool to catch fish with.
By the way, do ice jigs work the rest of the year?
Hey John, we always put bait on the middle treble hook and a decent perch. 11 in and up, will often have the whole lure in its mouth. Hence, we use hemastats or needle nose pliers to unhook the fish. Watch that weather if you go tommorrow.