Friday, August 29, 2014
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Sorry I'm a little late but not having a day off this week I kind of lost track of time and thought yesterday was Wednesday. Oh well getting old is not for the weak at heart. With that you know I don't have any personal fishing reports. Bruce is up the mountains and talking to him yesterday he has still not wet a line. He was talking about hitting the river today but time will tell.
The upper river has still been good all week long. Now the river has been going up and down but at no time did it get too high to fish. Dennis was up early in the week catching a few smallmouth bass and a giant catfish but he said the river was off color and way too full of tubers to make it a great day. He was fishing in the Frenchtown section of the river. Several other guys drifted from Frenchtown back to Bull's Island catching 35 to 50 fish a trip. These guys caught most of the fish with minnows, nightcrawlers and grubs. Above Bull's Island JR has been doing great with smallmouth bass and walleyes fishing with grubs and minnows and also has been doing great trolling crankbaits. Tom fishing right at Stockton this past week caught tons of smaller bass and quite a few walleyes 16 to 19 inches. He has been catching everything on crankbaits, grubs, tubes and spinners. No bait this past week. Out of Washington's Crossing Frank picked up 25 smallmouth bass, 2 walleyes and 9 small stripers all with minnows, tubes, grubs and poppers. He also dropped down in the islands at Yardley but did nothing. But at Yardley one fisherman did well down below the railroad bridge with live minnows and grubs with both smallmouth bass and stripers. Nothing big but plenty of fish. last river report from Kevin at the Water Gap is crushing the smallmouth bass in the shallow water above the 80 bridge with live minnows, shiners, leeches, crayfish, grubs and spinners. In the evening he has been walleye fishing catching a few fish but has been doing much better on catfish 3 to 8 pounds. These fish are being caught with shiners and nightcrawlers. Down at Trenton several guys have been out catching a few smallmouth bass with jigs, grubs and live minnows. But anchored up they have been catching some nice catfish in the 4 to 10 pound range with a good mix of stripers 14 to 24 inches with bloodworms, bunker, clams, shrimp and live and chunked eels.
Charlie who usually fished the river took a bad spill last week and hurt he knee. So this week he was up to Fall's Township catching a few bass, crappies and all the bluegills you want. These fish are being caught with nightcrawlers and small twister tails. Jim is still picking up 1 to 5 bass each morning with power worms. Nothing of size. Shawn told me a few of his buddies are doing well with walleyes fishing crankbaits. And Jimmy was up in his kayak looking for walleyes but had to settle for the one bass he caught. But it was worth it being a 19 inch 4 pound fish and it was caught with a 6 inch power lizard. For walleyes he was fishing minnows and nightcrawlers under a slip float for several hours only catching bluegills. Core Creek is still been good for panfish with mealworms, small minnows and twister tails. The best spot has been down in the spillway were most guys have been catching 10 to 25 fish a day. Most of these fish are perch and bluegills. Ron said the upper Schuylkill river has been smoking hot for bass. With minnows, grubs and spinners he has been catching 20 to 50 fish each afternoon. Most of these fish have been 12 to 14 inches. Further up the river one fisherman up by Reading caught several nice smallmouth bass 14 to 16 inches with poppers and shallow crankbaits. He was up by Penn State with his son last weekend. Down further in the river Ron's buddies said the fishing slowed up this past week with the river getting lower and lower. They are still picking up 10 to 15 fish a night but most of these fish have been on the small side. Most of these fish are being caught with chicken livers, nightcrawlers and shrimp. They have been trying for flatheads each night with no luck. Down at the dam there have been lots of small stripers caught with catfish mixed in. These guys have been catching most of these fish with shrimp, chicken livers and shiners. They have also been catching a few walleyes with shiners, minnows and shad bodies. Nothing big and the numbers have been low. Joe down a couple miles said the catfishing has been great with several smaller stripers mixed in. He has been fishing with nightcrawlers, bagels and bloodworms. And down in the mouth of the river where it meets the Delaware a couple of guys were fishing at the base of the island catching 2 to 6 pound catfish and 19 stripers 14 to 22 inches with chicken livers, bunker, shrimp, clams and bloodworms. From this bit of the report you can tell the Schuylkill River has been quite hot! John up at Noxamixion said the crappie fishing has still been great but this past week he was back on the bass finding smallmouth bass in the ledges with suspended crankbaits and slow dropping spinner baits. He did not catching many fish but the 6 fish he got were all 3 to 5 pounds. He also had one nice muskie hooked up breaking his line across his electric motor with a 12 dollar Rapala lure on it. He thinks this fish was 30 to 35 inches. Lou and his son were also out fishing the lake over the weekend catching plenty of fish. Most were bluegills, crappies and smaller bass. They were fishing with worms and minnows. One fisherman from Lake Galena said there have been some good catches of crappies with minnows, shiners and marabou jigs. Penn Warner has just been great. Chuck and Jay have been going through 3 to 4 dozen minnows each trip up. They are just fishing the banks catching perch, bass and a pike here and there. Buzzy has been catching plenty of bass with spinner baits, jigs and tipping them with brush hogs. He said most of these fish have been 1 to 3 pounds. Keith switched off the perch and started to fish deeper for walleyes. Each trip out he has been catching 2 to 4 fish 1 to 4 pounds. The lower Delaware has been the same. Lots of catfish, perch and some small stripers hitting bloodworms, clams, herring, bunker, chicken livers, bagels and nightcrawlers. Rick has been out 4 times this past week fishing a total of 12 hours landing 6 largemouth bass, 14 catfish and 37 stripers. he has been fishing down below the Tacony with crankbaits, rattle traps, shad bodies and Yum umbrella rigs. He said all the stripers have been 12 to 18 inches. One of his buddies fishing for catfish with bunker did catch a nice 29 inch stripers right above the Tacony Tuesday night. He said the fish weighted 12 pounds and tasted like crap. The meat was very soft and just did not taste good. One fisherman took his fly rod out to the Perkiomen Creek and had a blast with white, chartreuse and frog colored poppers. He caught 25 smallmouth bass, 12 rock bass and lost count of the bluegills. He was fishing behind the apartments around Collegeville. Several other guys have been talking up plenty of fish out of this creek from Green Lane all the way down to the Schuylkill River. Susquehanna River has still been very good for smallmouth bass with minnows and grubs. Now most of these guys are talking up 40 to 75 fish a day with most fish 12 to 15 inches. Some of the better catches have been in the late evening with grubs, tubes, poppers and torpedo's.
Shore fishing again has been great but the reports are still coming in slow. Alex fishing out of Barnegat and up in New York has been just crushing the flounder 4 to 10 pounds. They have been fishing the reefs and rock piles with bucktails and a 6 inch Gulp grub above. The hot colors have been glow for the bucktails with pink shine, nuclear chicken and glow white for the grubs. Frank fishing out of the Shrewsbury rocks did great on Monday catching a limit of flounder 21 to 27 inches. Again these fish were all caught with Spro bucktails with a Gulp teaser. Fred out of Sea Isle showed me pictures of flounder 4 to 7 pounds caught last week. He has been limiting out each and every trip out with 4 to 6 guys each trip. The best trip they had 47 keepers with over 50 throw backs. Again bucktails and gulp teasers have been working best. Mark and his crew were fishing out of Avalon 5 to 10 miles catching plenty of flounder but did not have many keepers. He said between 4 guys they caught over 100 fish with 7 keepers. But these keepers were just legal. Further down south I have heard of trips with over 400 fish but only 5 to 10 keepers in the group. These guys have been doing best with squid, minnows, spearing and gulp mullet. But down south there have been some great catching of sea bass, croakers, kingfish, blowfish hitting squid, bloodworms and Fish Bites. Up in the Delaware Bay there are still some good weakfish being caught with smaller bucktails and clouser minnows. But these fish are being caught by the locals and the better fisherman. Up the bay the flounder fishing has been still very good but most of these fish are now throw backs. Squid, minnows, spearing, sand eels and Gulp mullet have been working best. The crabbing at Fortescue and Dividing Creek has been picking up but is still not what is should be. One customer did catch a bushel of number 2 crabs but it took 5 people to do it. This was last Monday. Danny had a few nice croakers and 2 weakfish caught out of Fortescue on Tuesday. Out of the back bay of Wildwood several fisherman in smaller boats, canoes and kayaks have been doing great with flounder with bucktails, gulp mullet and smaller crankbaits. The Chesapeake Bay has been slamming with croakers, spots and smaller stripers with bloodworms, squid and Fish bites. These guys have been coming home with 50 to 150 fish in each cooler. And if you like to head north off Massachusetts some bigger flounder have been mixed in with a few bigger porgies, ling and sea bass. Clams, squid, mackerel, bloodworms have been the better baits. Some of the bigger fish are being caught with big diamond jigs. I did have one customer fish several days off Alaska for halibut. He fished with 14 and 16 ounce diamond jigs catching plenty of fish 30 to 45 pounds. All kinds of other fish were mixed in.
Several guys are starting to head to New York for salmon but so far not much to talk about. This is in the lake and the rivers. Also have had several guys head down to Cape Hatters doing well of the surf with small blues, croakers, kingfish and several different tropical fish. These guys have been fishing lots of bloodworms, Fish Bites, squid and shrimp. Off Ocean City Maryland lots of guys have been fishing the back bays for flounder and fishing out front for smaller blues a few stripers and other assorted fish. In the canals plenty of small sea bass, croakers, spots and flounder are being caught with bloodworms and Fish Bites.
Well I have just run out of time again. Will be heading to Richmond Virginia next week so I will try and post but if not will be back again in 2 weeks. Good luck and enjoy a great looking holiday weekend coming up.
8-3- Hey all. Mu Fish, "Jason" and I pulled an all night run on the Big D this past Saturday. Tons of slots and cats, but one monster cow. 47 inches, 30+ girth and close to 50 pounds. Fish of a lifetime. Caught just north of the Ben Franklin Bridge on your fresh bunker. Everyone else always has the frozen junk. Best part was that we released her safe and sound. You all have always been so nice to me the last few years since I picked up my first boat. Always good advice and great fresh bait. Thanks for being there and keep that Bunker coming. Chuck Elliott. P.S. please post this if you would like for your business.
8-5- Aug. 5 -- Fished off the shore at Bordentown. Everyone there struck out but me -- hooked a 5-pound catfish, had a couple other bites, but no bass.
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