I'm hoping you guys are keeping diaries of your days on the water or ice .Here's one I started this year.
I hear guys are catching good Pickerel and Perch at the lakes up in Harriman NY and crappie,pickerel and perch in Greenwood Lake(a border lake between Northeast NJ and Southeast NY)I might fish the NY end of Greenwood next Thursday.
Here's a copy of the fishin' diary I been keeping .No real great catches but still some fish.I released them all except for a Trout for the pan and a few perch for a Hawk that visits me every day in my yard.
Keep in touch and send me some tips please!I don't catch like you guys seem too!
1)Monksville …afternoon …skunked ..10’
2) Shepherds… 9-2Pm skunked… 6-10’
3)Cupsaw…1-5 pm..1 perch @ 12’ ..Gehrig’s hole
4) Vernon Valley Lake….9-2 pm …5 bluegill …3 @Willow tree/neck….2 out from viaduct…8’…missed crappie…the upper column enigma..the bottom feeding mealworm conundrum
5)Jan.23.. I-5 pm ..Cupsaw four spots…spot 1…downed tree west side mid lake…...1perch, 1 bluegill…Jesse Jig w/waxworms
Spot 2, largest stream feed east side.. 1 perch…Green Chartruse Jesse Jig w/Mealworms
Spot 3…Gehrig’s hole…zip… Spot 4 …Doctors house down to big bush … 2perch,I hit the perch eye on heavier Orange Jig and Rod 1 bluegill,1 crappie..Jesse Jig w/Waxworm..Crappie higher in water column…the crappie conundrum is the fins are hitting the line as you’re dropping below to bottom.
Redundant Technique that works is drop to bottom …lift off and then if no fish bring to visibility and work just below. the higher water columns work in low light/ visibility bottom in high light /visibility ?
6)Jan. 24 th 1- 4:45 pm ..Skunked at North east end of Shepherds Lake. 8-10’ mealworms and Berkley Power Maggots
7) 1-25 09
Right of Doctors house spot 4… 30 yrd.s from shore 7&1/2" friend came up through the ice at around 3:30 on 1-25 09...Size 10 or 8 tipped with Mealworm took this agressor a fairly large size jig for a bluegill...six more were caught that evening using a much smaller size 16 jig/hook on the go to rod
8) Tue, Jan 27th… With Greg …..caught 15” Female Brown Trout Hildebrandt spoon tipped w/Mealworm 1 &1/2 pounds small Pickerel on Fathead/Tip up…Greg’s Male Brown Trout was 16 & 1/4 “ 10” girth
9) Friday,30th…3:00 -5:45 Cupsaw Lake…3 tip ups, two jigging rods…last 20 minutes… a small released crappie hooked in the back…small perch kept for pet hawk..both hit Hildebrandt w/head/tail of dead fat head tandem below a 1/32 oz. curtail jig …
10)Feb 1st Cupsaw outside big bush
Bluegill Taken on tandem Rig Hildebrandt
spoon tipped with Mealworm and Waxworm…
10” Crappie Taken on tandem Rig Hildebrandt
spoon tipped with Waxworm
White Perch- Orange Jig tipped with shiner piece deadsticked
kept for pet hawk
27Fish…1 trout,1 Pickerel,3 Crappie,6 Perch,15 Bluegill,1 White Perch
Rods: three piece w/Daiwa 500 T…4 lb. test 1 trout, 1 Bluegill, 2 Crappie,1Perch….. Hildebrandt spoon
Johnson Green Reel: 6 to 4 lb. test leader…1 White Perch, 1 Bluegill Orange Jig tipped with shiner piece or mealworm
Johnson Country Mile reel: 4 to 2 lb. leader …6 Perch,1 Crappie, 14 Bluegill ….small ice fly tipped with waxworm
Tip up Fathead…1Pickerel