I met up with a large group from the Maryland Kayak Fishing forum at Jonas Green Park yesterday for the first Heroes on the Water fishing expedition. It was a nice crowd of folks, and I got to meet several members I hadn't met before.
Nathan (echo5oscar), Lynn (Old Cajun), and Richard (creolo25) during the pre-game:
Zimm and I guided two of the heroes, Sam (a firefighter) and his wife, Dawn, around. Zimm had fished the Severn recently, so I followed his lead. We went to his spot, and Dawn and I started off using Fishbites on bottom rigs.
Zimm and Sam were set up slightly down current of us:
I only caught a few small croakers after a couple drifts and working our way along different depth contours. While discussing our next plan, some of the other MKFers stopped by:
All of us together:
I switched to my trusty 2" white, twin tail grub on a spinner arm and picked up a small perch. I gave the same lure to Dawn and we worked area over again.
Dawn and Sam fishing together:
I continued working the shoreline and finally picked up a nice 12" perch:
A little while later, Sam picked up a couple perch, too:
Unfortunately, I couldn't put Dawn on fish :( so clearly I need to work on my guiding skills.
Soon it was time to head back and go to lunch:
Nathan and Lynn at lunch:
Mike (daddyg) and John:
Sam and my shoulder, Blair Witch style:
It was a really nice day on the water, but it was good to quit before it got really hot. I had a lot of fun, and I hope our heroes did, too. Lunch was delicious, and the conversation was good, which made for an excellent end to the expedition. Thanks to all the HOW guys that organized everything and the other folks who came out for moral support.
Anadromous fish come and go, but catfish stay forever.