Capt Nick, that doesn't surprise me I'm catching 23's on a routine bassis and have had at least 1 24+" fish on the last several trips I've been on. I believe the Severn may be a year behind the Mag but not positive. Will just have to see where it all goes from here. I do believe that I may have cought one of the largest fish I can honestly remember ever seeing several weeks ago. Sort of looked something like a mini bus with teeth. No bragging rights for me though. I failed to hit the record button on the camera. What I enjoy the most about this fishery is that I've watched these 24s grow through their entire life cycle. I can remember the first season they arrived with the constant pecking at my minnow and thinking small perch "NOT"!!!. Didn't put the puzzle together until later on when I started catching gazillions of small pickerels. One thing's for sure. There's a generation or two of pickerels that went un checked as far as being pickerel fodder for the older generations ahead of em because they were pretty much wiped out in a fish kill. As always, a few survived and they spawned. The results of that spawn is the crest we are riding today,,,,and it could all end this summer with another fish kill, and the cycle will start all over again.Virgil you guys have the best pickerel fishing in your rivers that I've ever fished.
Thanks for the info, Virgil. Now if I could only fool some nice, big stripers into taking the 5" and 7" BAs and BKDs... Maybe I'll be plying the waters of the Severn and Magothy in March/April since I've almost caught more 18"+ pickerels than stripers now.Guys, throw em (4" paddle tail BA's") Sept, Oct time frame. You'll get a lot more results with em then. March/April would be a good bet too but most fishermen are doing other things then.