Report:Eels on Tuesday
Ray and I left the Coleman Bridge around 7:AM and headed for Plantation Light. Conditions were nice and flat in the river, but just outside was a different story. Forced to slow the usual pace we didn't arrive to the other side 'til about 8:20AM. We set out five lines w/eels and began the waiting game. Had a good run about a half hour later, but no hook up. Finally around 10:AM we got the first fish in the boat. Fat and healthy 40”er.
Another hour of waiting before Ray reeled in his 40”er. Nice two fish limit in my book!
Between times we had several one-second runs. Fish would hit, pull the float under a couple feet and then spit it out. Happened at least a half dozen times. A little slower than the last trip over there, but we saw several nice fish boated around us throughout the day. For us they seemed to like it a little deeper today at 25-30' below the float.
Called it quits around 1:PM and enjoyed a nice flat ride back home. It was a great day on the water, and looking forward to getting back out there real soon. Didn’t see many birds between here and there, but with the twins in the box I wasn’t looking real hard…
that's a crazy hat he's wearing. I want one, where'd he get it from??? Nice catch!!
I had a couple of those near misses near the highrise today. At least you managed your limit, congratulations!
Nice Fish, good advise, thanks.. Do you anchor when eeling?
Guzzi, I don't think things like that have a 'place'. Just one of those things one comes accross. Personally I am hoping it is one of a kind.
'Tis the season!
Joe, No anchor, just drifting with everyone else. Tried my electric motor today in hopes of controlling my drift down the channel's edge, but found it pretty much useless even in light current. NEED MORE POWER!
Last edited by ruger77; 12-18-2007 at 09:01 PM.
Reason: Added question?
Thanks James, Might have to try eeling soon. Nice Fish. Thanks again
Nice fish. Had some soft runs today also.