Jigging Close to Home - Apr 28
I haven't posted many fishing reports lately. Seems like I've had something crammed into every spare minute. I did manage to get out at first light this morning with Rich for some light tackle fun out my back door. We found some nice fish near a ledge that dropped from 4' to 23'. No birds or breakers or anything like that, just a good post-spawn location that has produced this same week for the last four or five years. I think we got 11 fish on half ounce hotrodded jigs before the incoming waned and they turned off. That was okay, because my granddaughter was singing live for a show called Kid's Stuff on WDVX.com this morning at 9:30, so I was happy to be back in time to hear her. Even though it wasn't a lot of fish and certainly not the 40 pounders we were getting a couple of weeks ago, they were pretty good quality and I didn't have to burn much gas.
This is actually my second trip this week. I made it up to the Flats one morning to fish with Walleye Pete. Hank had chartered Pete for the day, and he was nice enough to ask me and Jamie along. We caught lots of fish, not really big, but still fun and typical of what the Flats has produced this year. Jamie managed to pull one decent topwater fish out of the mix.
Also, I want to invite you guys out to the Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center this coming Friday night for the Kent Narrows CCA Banquet and moonshine tasting. In addition to some great prizes and auction items, I'll be playing guitar and singing some original songs, most about fishing. Local bootlegger Joe Evans will join me on banjo. This should be a blast. I still have two seats left at my table, and we get first shot at the apple pie home brew. Drop me a PM if you want the seats. There are some seats at other tables as well.
Last edited by Shawn Kimbro; 04-28-2012 at 11:50 AM.
Congrats on the nice fish. I've read your book that Tom from Glen Burnie gave me and really want to try jigging this year. Great book full of a lot of useful info.
I know you use the garlic dip to hot rod your jigs. How often do you need to re-dip?
I'm just happy to see both of you hide your faces.
Nice fish, must be before 1000, coffee and not beer in the holder.
Just one quick question?...
Why aren't there any pic sof Rich holding up fish?...
Fishing on Predator..Parker 23SE F225
"Light tackle jig barbless"
Make sure you have a camera with you tomorrow.
Shawn - You should write a book!
Now that's a fishing report during broom stick season!
Shawn,Nice fish on the light sticks...WTG fellas
Shawn nothing like fishing close to home. And you don't need to get up at 3:00 AM to go fishing.
Sounds like a good Sunday morning Shawn.
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