Friday, September 26, 2014
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FALL HOURS GO INTO EFFECT ON MONDAY 29TH. MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY 7 TO 6. SATURDAY 6 TO 5 AND SUNDAY 6 TO 4.
Things are really starting to slow up around here. Myself I got out one afternoon with Helen for catfish in the lower river. We did very good catching 9 fish with 2 of the fish 5 to 6 pounds. All the fish were caught with shrimp and bunker. I also missed about 15 other fish just hitting ever so lightly. Most of the fish were caught between the Rancocas and Poquessing creek. We did run up and down the river doing a bit of sight seeing but they were the only 2 spots we fished. I got out hunting the second day off seeing one small 3 point buck and lots of birds and squirrels. Anthony this morning picked up a mid size doe up in Bucks county.
Now lots of guys have been fishing the lower river for catfish. Down below the Commodore Barry bridge some bigger fish are being caught with bunker, herring, shrimp, clams and chicken livers. These guys have been catching fish 3 to 8 pounds. One fisherman up in the Racoon Creek has been catching some catfish 3 to 6 pounds with lots of stripers 22 to 31 inches. He has been doing best with bloodworms and live eels. Rick fishing for bass in the evening has been doing better with small stripers fishing top water lures. He has been out for bass several times saying this was his worse year ever. But lots of stripers and catfish to keep his interest. The stripers this week were 12 to 18 inches and were hitting torpedo's, spooks and floating rattle traps. One bass fisherman said some better fish are being caught back in Dredge with crankbaits and smaller spinner baits. These fish have been 1 to 2 pounds. And lots of carp are swimming around in Dredge but none are hitting anything with several guys fishing for them. Off Rhawn Street one carp fisherman has been doing well with mulberry boilies up in the Pennypack creek. Most of these fish have been 5 to 8 pounds. Frank has been fishing the Tacony Bridge section with nightcrawlers, mackerel and shrimp catching 3 to 5 catfish each trip out. He said the river is alive with small bait fish along the entire beach on the New Jersey side. The upper river has still been great for smallmouth bass, catfish, walleyes and small stripers. Even know the river has been bone dry the guys are still getting around pretty good. My section of the river around the 202 bridge several guys were up this past week catching 15 to 25 fish per boat. Most of the fish are being caught with minnows but grubs and spinners are working well also. These guys have been catching mostly smallmouth bass and catfish. Tom up above the Stockton Bridge has been doing as well with smallmouth bass as much as walleyes. He has been catching 10 to 15 smallmouth bass each trip with 5 to 8 walleyes mixed in. Trolling crankbaits and throwing grubs is what he is doing best on. Charlie said the wading has really slowed down so he is mixing up the Delaware with the Tohickon. On the Delaware he has been catching 1 to 4 smallmouth each trip out with twister tails, spinners and shallow crankbaits. On the Tohickon he has been catching 5 to 15 fish with a mix of bass, bluegills and rock bass. Here live minnows, top water lures and spinners are working best. Kevin said the Water Gap has really slowed up with the water temperature dropping down to the low 60's. But he is still catching 5 to 10 smallmouth bass, 2 to 4 walleyes and lots of catfish. Most of these fish are being caught with live minnows and shiners. Bruce up river above Callicoon never did get to the river being sick all week. But he said the river is really low and cold now and did not think the fishing would have been that great.
The Pennypack Creek will be restocked on October 9th. But I have had several guys telling me there are still plenty of trout still swimming around but they are extremely had to catch. One fisherman at Rhawn street has been fishing nightcrawlers catching a few catfish and bluegills but said there is at least 9 different rainbow trout swimming around his spot. But he has not caught one since July. Up at Veree Road one fisherman caught a nice 16 inch rainbow with a spinner while out looking for bass. He also caught one nice smallmouth bass 15 inches and all the bluegills you want to catch. I had one fisherman out looking to catch minnows but said the hole above the Boulevard has several bigger trout swimming around. He said below the fall's 5 carp are also swimming around so he chummed up the hole with corn but still can't get one to hit. Pine Road one fisherman has still been doing great with rock bass and bluegills fishing with poppers on a fly rod. Core Creek and Levittown Lake with also be restocked with trout in October but I have not gotten a date as of yet. At Core Creek several guys are still doing great with perch and bluegills fishing with trout magnets, twister tails and meal worms. In the spillway one fisherman caught over 25 white perch with smaller minnows. Levittown Lake I have not heard one word since trout season. Normally they catching some nice bass and crappies all summer long. Jim said the bass fishing at Fall's Township has been picking up a bit. This past week he caught 3 to 5 fish each morning with power worms, 4 inch Zoom lizards, 3 and 4 inch Senko worms and crankbaits. And one other fisherman said there are some nice walleyes hitting bright colored crankbaits either casting or trolling. John up at Noxamixion said lots of small bass right out side the pad lines hitting small plastic worms, lizards and even rubber crayfish. Most of these fish have been 8 to 12 inches. Fishing with jitterbugs he did catch one nice 19 inch fish 4 1/2 pounds in deeper water late Saturday evening. He also picked up a nice limit of crappies for the weeks dinner. Pete was also up to Noxamixion on Tuesday catching 4 bass, 2 pickerel and a monster crappie. These fish were all caught with live minnows. Chuck and Jay at Penn Warner said the fishing has been slow. One day they caught about 10 fish between the two of them with live minnows. These were bass and perch. Jay was up Thursday catching one smallmouth bass and a crappie. But they said all the fish have been on the small side. Buzzy said his fishing the past week has been fair but all the fish have been small. He is still doing best with spinner baits, buzz baits and rubber skirted jigs tipped with brush hogs trailers. One fisherman fishing along the Copper river has still been catching lots of snakeheads 1 to 3 pounds with rubber frogs. He said all these fish are coming from feeder streams that head to the rivers. This same fisherman has been catching some bass with the same frogs in Penn Warner. He said the fish also have been one the small side. He was up to Lake Warren but said the lake is so grown over it is impossible to fish. John pass on fishing Union Lake this past week due to a wedding but said one of his buddies did very well with pickerel and crappies fishing the shoreline with twister tails. At the Mullica River at Crowley's Landing one fisherman said the smaller pickerel are starting to hit spinners and twister tails in the coves. Richie in Lake Lenape said the bass are starting to hit a bit better but all the fish have been small. Most of the fish are coming with plastic worms. He s also catching more pickerel than he would like to. Ron said the upper Schuylkill is slowing up a bit for smallmouth bass but the lower part for catfish was really good this past week. His buddies caught over 6 flatheads this week 12 to 19 pounds. All were caught with live bluegills and white perch. They also caught plenty of smaller channels and whites with chicken livers, shrimp and bagels. Ron also took one afternoon and headed out to Struble Lake to catch a few nice yellow perch with shiners. he hung around till dark expecting a good night time bass bite on top but caught nothing. Small lake at Yardley one fisherman said the small crappies and bluegills have been hitting meal worms and smaller minnows.
Saltwater fishing has been great for the guys getting out. This past week was a windy rough week. Anthony did very good in the back bay of Cape May catching some nice weakfish, smaller flounder and a few croakers. Bucktails, Fish Bites and bloodworms were working best. Fred said the back bay of Wildwood has been very good for smaller flounder. These guys fishing smaller bucktails tipped with Gulp mullet. Out front some bigger flounder are being caught mixed in with lots of throw backs. The bigger flounder I have been hear are from Sea Isle north. Fred in Sea Isle had a great couple days in the back bay with 25 to 50 flounder each trip. But here only 3 to 5 keepers each trip. But the day he got out front they caught 17 keepers 18 to 27 inches. Here all bucktails with a Gulp 6 inch grub as a teaser. Frank out of Belmar caught over 30 keepers this past week. Biggest was a 9 pound fish caught with a bucktail tipped with flounder belly. But most all his fish have been coming with 4, 6 or 8 ounce Spro glow bucktail with a 6 inch Gulp grub in pink shine or nuclear chicken. Lots of bluefish all up and down the beaches of New Jersey. These fish have been hitting 1/2 to 3/4 ounce metal spoons. Some bigger blues from the boats with diamond jigs with green or red tails. A fisherman at the 7 bridges said plenty of to 3 pound bluefish with mullet and metal. He also caught 2 throw back stripers and plenty of sharks. Ventnor one fisherman caught several blowfish and croakers with bloodworms and Fish Bites. Nobody this week head north to Massachusetts but the south guys did very good with croakers, spots and stripers in the Chesapeake Bay with bloodworms and Fish Bites. Danny said the upper Delaware Bay has been fair for smaller flounder, stripers, white perch and crabs.
Well that is all I have for you this week. Flounder season is coming to a end on Saturday and our hours will be dropping. And it won't be long that I will be going to every other week for the fishing reports. Enjoy another great looking weekend on tap.
well not a ton to report this week. I have been hunting a few days
week. Last Saturday I headed to nj to see if I can get some meat in my freezer.
Hunted in the morning and saw 5 deer with one nice buck mixed in. Managed to get
a doe with in shooting distance And totally choked. I missed her clean over the
back ! Well now that I got that out of my system time to get one down. Hunted
another two days in Pennsylvania seeing nothing one day and 7 another day but no
shots. Everything wanted to stAy out of bow range. So I decided to mix it up the
other night and try and put some geese down . So me and Andrew headed out on the
river and headed south . Birds weren't flying so the few that came in, came in
right before shooting hours were over. We managed to get two. Well better than
nothing. During this week I will try to get out hunting something at least
whether it's geese or deer!
In the fishing world flounder has still been hot down the shore . This weekend
is the last weekend it is open so you better get out there while it's still
open. A lot of snapper blues around the jetties and off the beach of brigantine.
Tuna bite has been very hot Steve was just in getting gear for his trip on
Saturday. He said they are crushing them on the chunk and jig. He also showed me
a picture of a monster wahoo he had caught.
In the river it has been the same a lot of catties, perch, and small stripers.
Bunker and mackerel have been the best bait to use . Haven't heard from the guys
going to Massachusetts and all but I'm sure they are still doing great on the
spot crackers, and porgy.
The penny pack will be stocked with trout on October 9th . We are stocked up
with plenty of trout gear from bIt and spinners, to waders, and vest. Make sure
you stop In and have a look . Well that's pretty much all I have for this week,
not much but it's something . If you have any questions make sure you call down
the shop and ask for me. I would be more than happy to answer any question you
have . Well tomorrow and Saturday are my days off, so hunting and scouting are in
the forecast ! Well remember to support your local bait shop cause Americas lazy
and no one is going to want to dig for worms if we are not here ! Lol thanks for
My buddy jack was in the Delaware bay and him and 2 other guys caught 15-17 amberjack Drew
Fisherman Magazine -CHRIS LIDO'S VIDEO UPDATE
Inshore fluking remains good nearing the final week in
Jersey, highlighted by a 14-pound, 15-ounce Shark River doormat. Sea bass
are on the feed, despite a closed season in Jersey and Delaware. Blowfish
made a showing in Barnegat and Manasquan, while canyon fishing was limited
to big party boats due to a strong east wind and rough seas.
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