Wednesday, August 10, 2022
Tuesday, August 9, 2022
It seems very summer striped bass are caught up the Delaware River, way up the Delaware River. So if Delaware Bay is mile marker 0, and Trenton is 130, just below Cannonsville Reservoir on the West Branch is mile marker 330. One place that always seems to attract stripers is Junction Pool, aka Bard Parker, which is where the East and West Branches meet in Hancock, New York.
I've never caught one that far up the Delaware, but did try one time when I was guiding, after a trip of course. Stripers love trout. Either liveliness in deep lakes or rivers, but they'll blow up on a hooked trout like a shark does on a striped bass.
And it looked like this isn't a hybrid, but a striped bass from the ocean, that wanted to enjoy the cooler water temps, 70-74 that the junction pool brings this time of year. That's Joe D from Cross Current Guide Service with that nice bass.
Monday, August 8, 2022
that stupid, sorry Al, plug without a tap, but it was all good. Three of us fishing on Al's 70th, a fluke and bass to hand, and getting that Creek Chub salty again. On the way home I made my way up Spier Avenue and looked over at their house. It looked the same but someone had removed the copper tuna Al had up there for years. I thought about asking for it before they moved but it went with the sale. What I always wondered was why he had a tuna and not a striped bass. He fished for bass for 63 years and I never really heard him talk of tuna fishing.
After todays trip I can picture Al saying in that low and slow Al voice, "Now Colin, I want you to stick to the fly rod, because, you know, you suck with the spinning rod", and then breaking into a smile and that Al chuckle.
Friday, August 5, 2022
Thursday, August 4, 2022
before the heat got turned on across the state. Believe it or not, even from a sitting position I can cast these things like 30 feet. There's a big plop at the end but they may help gets something attention. And yes they glide across nicely. I work the banks, and the muck, and the pads without a tap. No
wakes, no movement, nothing. I did have a bowfin breach the water about 35 feet from me and a couple of flicks of the oars and I was anchored into the pads. One thing annoying about kayak fishing, the kayak goes to where you are casting, so being locked into the pads was good. I threw it all around where I think it was, waiting, and just waiting and casting. I would love to have