With a long week in the books, and a beautiful change in the weather, I decided it was right time to have a full out fish-a-thon. It was to start out at the “Ditch” fishing for specks. That evening, I met up with a few friends and had a good ‘ole PBR. When I get home, I find a package form the VA Saltwater Fishing Tournament. This was my second citation for 2010 First was a Sheepshead, and this one was a release citation Speckled Trout). This seemed to be the setting for a great night, until I got on the road and was stuck in traffic for over an hour. Once I launched, I noticed the water was COLD. After further investigation, I learned that the power plant was not pumping any warm water out. This threw the fishing off, even with the pre-frontal conditions. I managed 10 or so specks to 15” but could not find any larger fish that night.
So, I make it home at 1am, and apparently got in just in time, because Saturday was blowing a good 25 mph sustained with gust to 45mph. Definitely not a day for fishing. Sunday morning arrived and with it a lot less wind, but a lot cooler temperatures. After getting the yak loaded, I arrived to one of my Freshwater spots around 10am. After getting unloaded and set I was off. I found the fish and hooked up with approximately 30 Yellow Perch ranging anywhere from 7” to 11”. The blitz happened for about two hours and it did not end until my friends Tom and Tripp arrived.
I also picked up a nice little Pickerel, a Bowfin, a Bluegill, and a Crappie. Not a bad day. As it ended, Tripp and I saw a guy who pulled at least 3 Perch to 15”. The last time we fished this area, we saw some nice fish being picked up. I guess I have found my new “Go To” spot for some nice fish.
The day ended with a nice amount of filets, contributing to my dinner this evening!
I was invited to go out and harass the “kids” at one of the local bridges. After a long, internal debate, I decided against it. When I woke up this morning, what do I see? Good ‘ole Justin ended up with a nice 40” striper, and I am not sure how Rob ended up. Good job guys!
As I write this the wind is blowing, but the yak is still on the car. Unfortunately, I have class tonight, but you never know what is going to happen.
Until next time, fair winds and following seas!