Friday, September 19, 2014
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Worked all week so there are no personal fishing reports this week. And with the amount of information I have been getting this week this report is going to be short. The upper river level was up and down all week long but even with that the water stayed clear. Several guys were up this past week and all did very well. One fisherman was up on Monday catching 38 fish himself. He fished between Bull's Island and Stockton. He caught all his fish with medium size minnows. Tom had a great week with a nice mix of smallmouth bass, walleyes and catfish. He caught most of his fish with minnows but also did fair with crankbaits and grubs. He said the best fishing was between Stockton and the Route 202 bridge. Mark was up catching plenty of smaller bass but said he did best with catfish between 4 and 7 pounds. Again he caught all his fish with live minnows. Kevin caught tons of smaller bass but also had some nice walleyes again all with minnows. At Yardley Frank did very well with small stripers, catfish and smallmouth bass. He was fishing between the island right below the railroad bridge. Most all were on minnows and nightcrawlers. From Washington's crossing bridge and the Yardley wing dam Mike and Freddie picked up 25 smallmouth bass, 15 small stripers, 9 catfish, 1 carp and a bluegills. Minnows, nightcrawlers, grubs, tubes and top water plugs were working best. Fishing off the shore line at Point Pleasant Charlie did fair with smallmouth bass catching 18 fish between 3 afternoons. But his prize this week was a 25 inch walleye caught with a large Pin's minnow. Kevin at the Water Gap said the mornings were so cold this past weekend fishing just sucked. But in the afternoons they were able to catching 3 to 5 smallmouth bass each day. Most all these fish were on live minnows. There was one fisherman told me some decent stripers were picked up above the Water Gap all with live eels. These fish were 24 to 27 inches.
The lower river has not changed. Lots of small stripers caught with bloodworms and chicken livers. Catfish all up and down the river with clams, bunker, chucked eels chicken livers, nightcrawlers and bagels. Mixed in have been lots of smaller white perch most caught with bloodworms. Now one fisherman down at Salem did catch some decent white perch with bloodworms and chicken livers. Mixed in have been 2 to 5 pound catfish and all the 12 to 17 inch stripers you can want to catch. Several guys fishing off Linden Avenue have been catching a few catfish, perch and eels with nightcrawlers, bunker and clams. Frank fishing down at Princeton Avenue said the fishing was slow this past week. He was down a few times with nightcrawlers, bunker and mackerel not catching a fish. Core Creek for one fisherman was pretty good for perch and bluegills fishing with minnows, meal worms and spinners. Fall's Township has been very good for some walleyes, pickerel and bass. Jim is still catching 3 to 5 bass each morning with spinner baits, plastic power worms and drop shot tubes. All have been 10 to 13 inches. Sean said they have been catching some nice walleyes casting and trolling different types of Rapala's. He has also been throwing bigger lures looking for muskies but has had no luck. Penn Warner has still been hot with lots of perch hitting live minnows and jigging metal. The largemouth bass have been hitting plastic worms, spinner baits and jigs tipped with brush hogs. Only a few guys were out to the Perkiomen Creek but all said the fishing has still been very good. Most say smaller minnows and top water lures have been working best for smallmouth bass, rock bass and bluegills. Tony was up to Green Lane fishing off the shoreline but said fishing was very slow. He did see one nice pike caught with a big spinner from a boat. Ron said the upper Schuylkill River has still been great for smallmouth bass 12 to 15 inches. Minnows, smaller tubes and twister tails have been working best. He watched one fisherman with a fly rod catch one 17 inch fish with a woven body nymph in a black hellgrammite pattern. This fisherman also caught several smaller bass and lots of bluegills. Ron's buddies said the catfish slowed up a bit with cooler night and the water temperatures dropping several degrees. These guys this past week caught 5 to 12 fish each night of channels and white between 2 and 5 pounds. Again no flatheads. Joe further down river said there are still plenty of catfish and smaller stripers hitting nightcrawlers, bagels and bloodworms. And one fisherman had a nice walleye at the Art Museum on Tuesday 19 inches 4 1/2 pounds. He caught this with a Yozuri crankbaits. John up at Noxamixion said the bass fisherman was fair with lots of smaller fish caught with weedless lures up in the pads. But he is still having a better time with crappies fishing with smaller shiners, tubes, twister tails and small Creme jigs. The landscaper had a great afternoon with bluegills, smaller crappies and 1 bass at the shopping center lake. He caught all there fish with spinners and small twister tails. John said Union Lake is picking up with some bigger bass on weedless frogs in the pads and also catching some bigger bass in deeper water with large spinner baits. He also caught lots of pickerel with twister tails and spinners. One fisherman hit Batso Lake catching a few pickerel with twister tails over the weekend. Richie started to hit Lake Lenape again looking for some bass. Well things were very slow all with with 4 afternoons of fishing and only 1 pickerel with a Rapala shad rap. One group out to Raystown Lake over last week spending the time on a house boat. With small boats these guys fished each and every day catching plenty of smallmouth bass 1 to 4 pounds with minnows, power worms, spinner baits, spoons and jitterbugs. He also had a few stripers mixed in.
Saltwater has still been very good but again not too much in reports. Steve just told me they had one nice wahoo about 50 pounds last weekend out looking for tuna. Up to that last week Steve said the tuna fishing has been great. Flounder fishing is coming to a end in a couple weeks but most guys are talking up this has been the best year they can remember. Fred had another banner 3 day weekend out of Sea Isle catching over 67 keepers 3 to 9 pounds. He also had over 100 throw backs. He has been catching everything with Spro bucktails and Gulp 6 inch grubs. Frank out of Barnegat said last weekend brought him some of his biggest fish. With Pink Shine grubs and 6 ounce glow bucktails they had over 6 fish 6 to 8 pounds between 4 fisherman. They also had 19 other keepers with 15 throw backs. Mixed in were nice 3 to 4 pound sea bass and they even had some nice blues with big spoons. They guys fishing off Long Beach Island jetty said the bluefish have been all over during the day hitting eels, spoons, jigs and Deadly Dicks. These fish have been 3 to 8 pounds. In the evenings and at night they are still getting some good stripers 34 to 47 inches all with live eels. Korkers are a must of your heading out on these jetties. The boats up north have been doing well with some bigger blues with metal and chumming. Guys were telling me fish 6 to 12 pounds were caught. Lots of blues are starting to show up south but these fish have all been 1 to 2 pounds. The beach in the south has been very slow with kingfish but fishing with bloodworms and Fish Bites plenty of croakers have been caught. Danny said the upper Delaware Bay has lots of smaller weakfish around but if you looking for dinner the croakers and crabbing is what you want to look for. Back bay of Wildwood Fred said lots of flounder have been hitting squid, minnows and Gulp grubs. Most of these fish have been on the smaller side. But he said there have been some bigger ocean herring starting to show up hitting small shad spoons. These fish have been 1 to 3 pounds.
Well that is all I have for you this week. Looks like another great weekend coming up and with the water getting a bit colder I hope the fishing will pick up. Good luck.
Well haven't been making a report lately. Partially because I haven't been fishing much, and also have been hunting. Well last week my cousins and I decided to head up north with our gear and see what we could do. Fished around manasquan in the early morning and managed to pick up a few short fluke. After the bite died down we decided to put on the masks and grab our spear guns and see what kind of damage we could do. Well that was a big mistake. we hit the water at the wrong tide, and also the visibility was less than a foot. seen a few fluke but by the time you could get the gun up they were spooked because you were snook close to them . If blue claws were your target you would have had a ball picking them off the bottom. Talked to a few guys down south Jersey and they said the fluke fishing was on fire. old grounds and the reefs have been best. so stop in and grab some last minute items, because the season is coming to an end. Also in other salt water action the tuna bite has been extremely hot on the days the boats can make it out. Steve the other day said they had all the tuna you wanted for 5 hours straight under the boat. They caught them chunking , jigging, and on surface poppers. He said the bite was unreal. Most of the fish they caught were sixty to ninety pounds. Also talked to a few of my friends that have been striper fishing . Action is still there working live eels around the rocks. Theresa just allot of little blue fish running around chopping up the eels. But if you can get through the blues you can pick up some bass. Just the other night Simon showed me a picture of a 45 incher he caught just a few nights ago.
Well for fresh water action things are starting to heat up with this cooler weather. Pan fish are always there and biting but the crappies are starting to hit a little better. Joe and Jewie Halas were fishing some little ponds all around the abington area and have been doing extremely well on large mouth bass. They were catching anywhere from 15 to 25 bass a day up to six pounds. And I did see pictures of theese fish so there was some proof. Theese guys are going on google maps and finding ponds and driving to them. Pretty smart of them seeing the results.
River fishing has been the same, with catfish, white perch, and baby stripers all biting right now.baby stripers are blitzing in the early morning, and right bfore dark. Any kind of structure will hold theese little guys. friends of mine was out yesturday catching all the little stripers u wanted fro 5 to 20 inches using white grubs around the boat docks and lilly pads. He was with his son and having a blast. Cattys are being caught all up and down the river. There is no special time for theese fish to bite. Just use the right stinky bait, and you are sure to connect. On the upper river small mouth and walleye are the ticket right now. Talked to a few guys and they said that the small mouth bite was sparatic. Extremely hot one day and then slow the next. This could be cased to weather, feeding patterns or just one of those thigs you just shake your head at, noone knows. Bruce and I were up the moutains this passed weekend for our hunting club work weekend. Did not get to fish while i was up there but the river did look perfect for the few minutes i saw it while driving by. Bruce is still up there and plans on fishing if he could on shake the cold i gave him. Oooppps . well he has the bull dogs to keep him company while he gets better.
For all of you hunters out there New Jersey bow season opened up last weekend, and I am going to go and trie to give a doe a dirt nap tommorow morning, and put some fresh venison in the freezer. Hopefully I can connect, but if not I just enjoy sitting in the tree. Well pennsylvania opens up this weekend and im hoping to put one down here to to get my confidence, and practice back. Dove and goose season has opened up for over a week now. Went out for a few hours one day to try and get some doves, managed to shoot three. Also goose has been slow. Im waiting for the migrating birds to show up in numbers because right now its jus residents hanging around. Well this is all I have for this week I hope you enjoyed my report, hope to have better bews next week. Hopefully with a few deer in my freezer.Rremember keep your local bait and tackle shop in mind, because America is lazy and noone is going to want to dig for their worms. Thanks all
My buddy jack was in the Delaware bay and him and 2 other guys caught 15-17 amberjack Drew
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