08-13-2007, 10:10 PM
I haven't been fishing the river as much as I did last year...& just wondering what I'm missing out on. I think I'll be out there Thursday...should I stick to perch fishing if I fish the river or is it worth trying to catch some stripers/blues yet?
Looks like high tide will be about 8:30 PM that night...just about perfect to maybe try for blues or rock out in the Bay.
Thanks in advance for any current reports you may have...I'll be sure to post one if I get out there.
08-14-2007, 08:40 AM
I'd head up to the sewer pipe and try for some of that topwater action. I'm not sure you read Clancy's resposnse to GTN "let's step it up'" post but we had at it up there last monday. Man I'm still day dreaming of that day. Chug Bugs and Stillwater's were the topwater of choice and they were killing them. If the topwater thing isn't going then try jiggin' 'em. Seems they've been holding there for awhile and guys are still catching them. Also look shallow. 10-20 feet seems to be about right and be patient. Just a thought.
08-14-2007, 10:10 AM
Cool, I appreciate the advice. I was up that way a couple weeks ago and had fun with the breaking blues up to 16" or so...I gotta try fishing downcurrent of the smaller breakers...I'd love to jig up some nice rock!
08-14-2007, 12:07 PM
I paddled my kayak around Weems Creek the past two evenings and caught a lot of small to medium white perch. The lure of choice is a 1/8-oz white jighead with a 2" white twister tail. I didn't try other colors, but small is definitely the ticket. :fishing2:
I also hooked a pickerel last evening, but it bit through the line before I could unhook it.:eek:
I have not ventured any farther afield in my kayak. I have about a 2-hour butt pain tolerance window. I can either paddle a lot or fish a lot. Recently, the fishing has won out.
08-14-2007, 12:42 PM
So to elaborate on one of TD's original points, has anyone seen, heard of, or caught any decent size rock yet in the river??? I know that I fished the now infamous bar & grill oyster bed a few weeks ago and cuaght the big skunker, but thats about it.
08-14-2007, 03:46 PM
So to elaborate on one of TD's original points, has anyone seen, heard of, or caught any decent size rock yet in the river???
Thanks for the elaboration station sucka:D . I think the DO is still a bit low in the river unless they are stacked way up river like they were late last year. Anyone try up around the islands recently?
08-14-2007, 08:50 PM
I went for a paddle with the wife this evening out of Valentine Creek and down towards Round Bay...water quality was looking good north of round bay and there were also some sea chikins hanging around eatin' minnows.
The only report I've had on rock in the river recently comes from a guy who gets his time on the water...he said he's caught some 17 3/4" rock, but nothing bigger yet. According to him, won't be long now...from what I've seen the bait seems to be coming into the river now...bigger stuff should be behind them.
08-15-2007, 01:15 PM
I haven't heard of anything in the upper river of note. I'd say, wait for the first significant cool front (at least several days in a row in the 70s with nights in the 50s) before the Rock really start to stack up that way. In the meantime, I wouldn't be suprised if a few stray Rock make it well into the river with the upcoming "cooler front" (day temps in the low 80s, low 60s at night).
08-16-2007, 09:38 PM
Topwater at Tollys... :D
Might even get a chomper.
08-16-2007, 09:49 PM
Nice bluefish, Kevin. I fished in the vicinity of Tolleys last Sat morning before the Parker raft-up but all the blues I caught were <10".