Friday, July 25, 2014
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A weeks vacation consisted of 1 full day of grass cutting and close to 10 hours of weed whacking. And I really never did finish it all so Bruce is up there this week to do the rest. I did get on day on the golf course to shoot a decent 92 on a wet, wet course. And on Friday Helen and I took the new boat over to Miller Pond to give it a test ride. With trout magnets we caught close to 100 bluegills with a few yellow perch and crappies mixed in. I caught by far the most fish but over all Helen caught all the bigger fish all day long. One fish I wish I had a camera for was a pickerel that was close to a inch long and was so small you could almost see right through the fish. Pretty cool. This past week I only had one day off but we did get out on the lower river late Tuesday night to listen to James Taylor down by the SS New Jersey. We anchored up and fished bunker, shrimp, nightcrawlers and blueberry bagels. We caught about 12 catfish and 1 striper 14 inches. The cats were from 12 inches up to about 4 pounds.
The upper river has been quite slow with all the high and muddy water all week long. All the smallmouth fisherman caught fish but nothing to write home about. Even the striper guys said the fishing has dropped off due to the water getting too warm. Tom is still hitting the rocks above the 202 bridge but said the fishing was only good during the night. With live eels he has been catching 5 to 8 stripers between 20 and 25 inches. His buddy had one fish 31 inches but he is also catching all smaller fish. Mixed in are some 5 to 10 pound catfish. Several guys fishing at Yardley are still catching some smaller stripers with poppers, shallow crankbaits and shad bodies most in the early part of the mornings. Most of these fish have been 18 to 22 inches. Same at Trenton with only a couple guys fishing between the bridges with live eels and poppers catching a few smaller stripers in the early part of the day. Most of these fish have been in the low 20 inch class. Kevin said the Water Gap has been so muddy he has only been catching a few catfish with eels and live minnows. No trout or stripers this past week. Lower part of the river has been very good for catfish but the largemouth bass, stripers and perch have really slowed up. Catfish have been hitting chunked eels, bunker, chicken livers, nightcrawlers and bagels the best. Most of these fish have been 1 to 5 pounds. Off the Frankford Arsenal they had a tournament Tuesday night with over 60 fisherman. Quite a few smaller catfish were caught and the only fish I know for sure was Anthony 3rd place fish 18 inches. This fish was caught on mackerel. One largemouth bass fisherman fished real hard over last weekend only catching 3 fish. Rick was out several nights this past week catching 1 to 5 bass a evening with poppers, crankbaits and slider worms. He also caught several smaller stripers and catfish mixed in. Paul fishing down below the Betsy Ross Bridge with bright crankbaits catching 3 largemouth bass 12 to 16 inches and 1 striper 22 inches. He was fishing the old ship docks.
The Pennypack creek was really good for several different fisherman. Thing is most all the fish are on the small side. Between Pine Road and Veree Road one fisherman caught over 100 bluegills with twister tails. He also had a few smallmouth bass and rock bass mixed in. Another fisherman at Rhawn Street caught 1 trout and over 50 bluegills, rock bass and catfish this past week. These fish were all caught with nightcrawlers. Another fisherman at Lemur Park caught a couple 12 inch trout and all the bluegills you wanted to catch with spinners and trout magnets. Down below Torresdale Avenue one fisherman had several catfish but landed 3 carp between 10 and 18 pounds. These fish were caught with boilies. Several guys talking up Core Creek but all are saying the fishing has been slow and what is being caught is smaller bluegills and white perch. One of the bass fisherman in the upper part of the lake did well with bass but all were 8 to 12 inches. He caught these fish with plastic worms. Some bigger bass were caught out on Burlington Island. This fisherman kayaked out to the lake and fished spinner baits, crankbaits and jigs to land 9 bass between 14 and 17 inches. Fall's Township park has also been slow with only a few smaller bass hitting plastic worms, rattle traps and twister tails. Jim has been up several times a week catching 1 to 3 fish a morning. One other fisherman was out in his canoe drifting minnows and worms to catch a few bluegills, 1 catfish and a small walleye. Penn Warner has still been great for most all fisherman. Jay and Chuck have been doing great with live minnows for bigger white perch and bass. They had one smallmouth bass this week over 20 inches. They also said one fisherman was killing bigger bass with a Rapala rattle trap. Pete and his buddy fished Tuesday evening with jitterbugs, buzz baits and plastic worms to catch a dozen bass 2 to 4 pounds. Noxamixion has been great for John catching 10 to 25 bass a weekend with spinner baits, jigs and weedless frogs. He said most all these fish have been 1 to 2 pounds. He has also been doing great with crappies with smaller minnows, shiners, twister tails and trout magnets. One other fisherman off the dam picked up 2 smallmouth bass 17 and 18 inches with live minnows. He also caught 9 catfish 15 to 24 inches. Down in the spillway one fisherman caught a bunch of rock bass with spinners and twister tails. He was out looking for walleyes but caught none. Ron started to fish the upper Schuylkill River for smallmouth bass. Fishing with minnows, grubs, spinners and top water plugs he has been catching 8 to 12 fish a day. Nothing big but he said most of the fish have been 13 to 15 inches. His buddies are still hitting the catfish pretty good in the Gladwyn section catching all channels and whites this past week. The last flathead they had was last Sunday 22 pounds caught with a white perch. Lower in the river Joe has still been doing very good with catfish and smaller stripers with nightcrawlers, bagels and bloodworms. Down in the mouth of the river one fisherman outside the navy yard picked up a nice 31 inch striper with chicken liver. He also caught 10 to 20 catfish in the 3 to 5 pound range. One fisherman at Blue Marsh said there are some bigger yellow perch and pickerel hitting minnows and spinners. He caught perch in the 12 to 14 inch range with plenty of 14 to 17 inch pickerel mixed in. He talked to a few locals that have been doing very good on largemouth bass fishing at night with jitterbugs, hula poppers and buzz baits. Most of these fish are 2 to 3 pounds. Down the ponds there have been plenty of bluegills caught with earthworms and bread. One father hooked a nice 8 pound carp for his son with corn. Other than that the ponds have been slow. Charlie finding the river too high to wade has been fishing the lower part of the Tohickon catching a few decent bass, plenty of bluegills and a few smaller rock bass. Spinners, senko worms, Rebel crayfish, Rapala floating minnows and top water plugs have been working best. Same with the Perkiomen Creek there have been several guys catching plenty of smaller fish with grubs, minnows and meal worms. I had my first Green Lane report in some time with this fisherman hitting the rocks with big shiners and chubs only catching on 6 pound bass and a 29 inch northern pike. He also fished lots of lures with no luck.
Saltwater fishing has been great the past couple weeks. Plenty of flounder are being caught all up and down the coast. South there have been tons of smaller fish caught with squid, minnows, spearing, gulp mullet and bucktails. The only bigger fish I have been hearing have been from the old ground with some fish 8 to 12 pounds caught with bucktails and teaser rigs. Along the coast plenty of fish 16 to 17 inches are hitting with only a few keepers. Fred at Sea Isle said the best fishing has been in the back bays with a 20 to 1 catch keeper ration. But if you have a kayak or canoe and get way in the back there have been some nice 4 to 6 pound fish caught with gulp mullet, gulp shrimp and smaller bucktails. Fred has also been doing very well with sea bass and blackfish out front even know the limits suck to run so far for so few fish. These fish are being caught with clams and gulp mullet. Several guys have been kayaking the back bays of Wildwood doing great with flounder, smaller sea bass and crabs. These guys are back in grassy sounds. Cape May point I had one fisherman catch a nice 27 inch weakfish with a bucktail tipped with a gulp jerk shad. He also caught 9 flounder with one keeper and plenty of sharks with mullet and squid. I heard of a few drumfish hitting in the bay again. Clams are what these fish were caught on. The best fishing has been off Long Beach Island jetty fishing at night with live eels. These guys have been catching 3 to 5 fish a night with most all coming home with one keeper. Anthony was down early in the week coming home with a 30 inch fish but also had 5 throw backs. One other fisherman showed me a picture of a 38 inch 22 pound bass caught on Sunday night. Island State Park over all has been slow but there have been plenty of sharks and skates hitting mackerel, mullet and bunker. Frank fishing out of the Raitian bay in the Shrewsbury rocks picked up 8 keeper flounder 4 to 9 pounds over the past weekend. These fish were all caught with spro bucktails tipped with 6 inch gulp grubs. Pink shine and nuclear chicken have been working best. Crabbing in the Fortescue area has still been slow but most of the boats have been coming home with 5 to 12 keepers. But if you want croakers this has been one of the better spots to head with bloodworms and Fish Bites. And out of Atlantic City a few guys picked up a few decent kingfish with bloodworms over the past weekend. John fishing behind Harrah's picked up 4 flounder last week fishing gulp mullet off the docks. No keepers. One other fisherman out of Hereford's inlet picked up 25 flounder with gulp mullet, scented squid and spearing on Monday and only had one keeper. Good thing was this keepers was 29 inches 8 1/2 pounds. I talked to one fisherman out of the Villas yesterday fishing off the jetties for the entire week. He caught plenty of fish but all sharks with mackerel and mullet. From what I have been reading the off shore fishing for tuna and marlin has been very good. Just none of our customers have been giving me any reports.
Freshwater jersey reports have been slow. John has still been doing very good down in Union but now it is either surface weedless lures or live bait in deeper water. With Scum frog's, buzz baits and Spro frogs he has been catching plenty of bass early in the mornings. Most of these bass have been 1 to 3 pounds. Then as the day gets long he has been fishing live minnows in 20 to 25 feet of water picking up a few bass but some great crappies and yellow perch. Not big numbers but some bigger fish. His one buddy did catch a 22 inch largemouth bass a couple weeks ago with a 10 inch power worm. this fish was close to 8 pounds. Richie call and said he started to head to the shore but his buddies fishing Lake Lenape are still catching a few smaller pickerel with minnows, twister tails and spinners. Down in the river plenty of smaller stripers, white perch and pickerel hitting minnows, nightcrawlers and bloodworms. One fisherman at Elmer lake picked up a few nice bass fishing off the bank with minnows. And a private lake off Route 50 close to Cape May a fisherman caught 9 nice bass 14 to 18 inches with power worms, spinner baits and poppers. He said there were a few guys out in a row boat doing much better fishing with live bait. Dennisville was real good for Jerry who caught over 50 fish last weekend all with live minnows and nightcrawlers. He had a mix of pickerel, bass, bluegills, perch and crappies. Fishing Saturday night at Stone Tavern Lou caught a nice 19, 17 and 15 inch largemouth bass with poppers, jitterbugs and chug bugs. He fished all night long and also had 10 smaller bass.
Well again have just run out of time. Looks like another fantastic weekend coming up. And if even looks like light winds so the saltwater fisherman should have a great weekend. Good luck to everyone and hope to see you on the water.
6-30-Hi William, Would you please put me on your e-mail list for the fishing reports. I'll be fishing the Bass master event on the Delaware and this is the most comprehensive report I've seen so far. I came up a couple of weeks ago to look around and left pretty discouraged with the bite. I was riding and looking more than fishing but out of about 10 hrs. actual fishing time only caught one keeper sized bass. Thanks, Greg
Fisherman Magazine -CHRIS LIDO'S VIDEO UPDATE
Fluking and crabbing are both hot throughout the region.
Nice flatties are on the move out to deeper water as it warms. Offshore waters
are also heating up with yellowfin tuna, bluefin tuna, mahi and wahoo. Anglers
took advantage of tog limits opening up to pull big white chins, triggerfish
and sheepshead out from the rocks. Be sure to check out my sneak peak at ICAST
CHRIS LIDO'S VIDEO UPDATE
Cold water, crabbing, canyon action and croakers highlight the four C's of this week's action. Nice fluke were taken up north, including a 12 pounder, while ling, cod and soon to be legal blackfish entertained inshore. On the contrary offshore waters were warm as tuna, mahi, marlin and wahoo were taken on the troll. The first tuna were chunked up overnight. Post your report on the Fisherman's Public Fishing Reports and win a pair of Wiley X polarized sunglasses in this the final round of the giveaway contest.
PELAGIC PANDEMIC – BLUEFIN FEVER!
With reports of catches from schoolies on up to giants coming in with more and more frequency each day, now is the time to hop aboard a boat and take a run out to the tuna grounds before the bite passes you by!
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