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BLOODWORMS ARE BACK IN STOCK !!! FRESH BUNKER IN FOR THIS WEEKEND!! FRESH CLAMS FRIDAY AFTERNOON WHILE SUPPLIES LAST!!
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Woke up Tuesday morning to a misty, rainy cold morning. So I made the decision to hold out till later in the afternoon. What a mistake. Not only was it cold and windy but in the middle of the river the waves were running 3 to 5 feet. Big giant waves. Well we went with the wave to the Rancocas and fished for about an hour. The only way you would have known you had a hit if the fish run off a few yards of line. So we ducked in on the PA side by the Poquessing creek. Here the water was much calmer but the debris was horrible. So I made one last decision to head down river towards the Tacony bridge. Well I hit three or four of those big waves and Helen wanted to go home. I was not opposed to it. Wednesday morning I asked Helen if she wanted to go out and after the day before I was by myself with the dog. Well the winds kind of laided down and I headed to the Rancocas. In 4 hours I picked up 3 stripers all 14 inches and one monster white perch. I think this fish was about a pound and a half. I also had one good striper on but pulled the hook about 20 yards from the boat. It was on top so I know it was a bass and it looked about 22 inches. But dropping to smaller hooks with all the little bites cost me that fish. Everything was caught with bloodworms. With this warm weekend coming up I think it will be hot in the next couple weeks. JR was also out on Tuesday and he fished from Petty's Island all the way up to Station Avenue. He only caught a single catfish. The river temperature was 48 to 50 degrees this week. Now I did get several nice pictures on Facebook of stripers 20 inches up to 20 pounds. Most of these fish were all caught down river and it seemed bloodworms and clams were the main baits. But most all these guys are picking up one fish a trip. Penn's Grove Charlie was out on Monday catching 2 stripers 14 and 21 inches and 6 white perch. These fish were all caught with bloodworms. Off the dock one afternoon a customer picked up one striper 17 inches with chunked bunker. He also caught 2 catfish mixed in. Up at Station Avenue things have been really slow. I know about 6 different guys that have been fishing each and every day. So far I only know of one catfish and 2 small stripers caught. The Burlington Bristol Bridge a couple guys were out over the weekend and managed to catch a few catfish. But no stripers so far. At the airport and the UPS building there have been a few smaller bass caught with bloodworms but nothing to write home about.
Shad fishing has really picked up. Anthony was up on Thursday morning catching 9 fish in 5 hours. These fish were all caught on shad spoon. Chet was also up at Trenton the same day and he was doing just as well. Now over the weekend JR was up and only a few fish were hitting. But he talked to a few of his buddies fishing up river that were doing quite well. Frank put in at Yardley and fished the islands with no luck. But he decided to run the wing dam and fished under the Washington's Crossing bridge and boated 9 fish and lost 6 others. He picked these fish with both darts and spoons. The last shad report came from up at Point Pleasant. This fisherman was out for walleyes but managed to catch one shad with a smaller twister tail. This was only a small buck shad.
Trout fishing has still been very good. And the upper part of the state will get their opening day this coming Saturday. But the Pennypack creek has still been very good with most guys able to catch 3 to 12 fish each trip out. Most of the fish have been hitting meal worms, wax worms, earthworms, power baits, spinners, trout magnets and Berkley trout worms the best. This creek will be restocked again on April 26th. A few guys have been doing very well in the Wissahickon Creek in the Henry Avenue section. These guys are doing best with smaller minnows, wax worms, power baits, salmon eggs and spinners. Larry was up to the Neshaminy creek in the Dark Hallow Road section catching his limit the past 4 trips up. His best day he caught 19 fish. He has been doing best with Tsunami spinners, Panther Martin spinners and wax worms. Core Creek over all has been dead for trout but the guys fishing the main lake with wax worms and meal worms have been catching lots of perch and bluegills. The few trout I did hear about were caught with meal worms and power baits. Levittown Lake has been pretty good with most guys catching fish with meal worms, wax worms, power baits, spinners and kastmasters.
Other spots in this area. Noxamixion was slow for John. This was his second trip out working the shorelines with spinner baits, crankbaits and jigs. The first trip he did not have a single hit. The second trip he did manage to catch 2 smaller pickerel. He does know guys that have been doing very well with crappies. These guys have been fishing smaller minnows, shiners, twister tails and marabou jigs. Lot of guys have been up to Fall's Township Park and I only know of a couple smaller bass and pickerel so far. One fisherman was up all day on Saturday drifting the lake with minnows and nightcrawlers. In 6 hours he used up a dozen of each but only due to killing the fish dragging them on the bottom. Not a single bite. Penn Warner was even slow this past week. Buzzy told me the last couple trips they have not been getting a single bite working spinners baits, crankbaits and jigs in his favorite spots. Chuck and Jay have been catching a few small pickerel but that has been it. Keith told me one day the perch were hitting real well on minnows in his cove but the next couple trips nothing. FRD Park has picked up for smaller bass and bluegills. Ron was out a couple afternoons with trout magnets and twister tails. He ended the week with 7 bass and 25 bluegills. But nothing of size. Now this was from last year but I was shown a picture of a 6 to 7 pound largemouth bass. This fish was caught in the summer with live bait. Great fish for this area. A couple guys were up to Marsh Creek last weekend doing quite well on bigger smallmouth bass and yellow perch. These guys were drifting bigger minnows on the roadways of the lake. They had bass between 4 and 5 pounds and most of the perch they caught were about a pound. Watching the news this morning Lake Wallenpaupack is still covered with ice. It is going to be a cold opening day of trout up there. The upper river for walleyes has been very good. These guys have been fishing with minnows, nightcrawlers and jigs. Most of these guys have been catching 3 to 8 fish each trip out. Most of these fish have been 15 to 21 inches. Tom had 4 fish on Monday, 1 on Tuesday and 3 more on Wednesday. He caught most of these fish with bright color Rapala crankbaits. He also had his first smallmouth bass of the season. A 15 inch fish hitting a shallow crankbaits.
Saltwater action has been very slow. There are lots of smaller stripers hitting with some good white perch. But so far that has been it. One fisherman at Mystic Island had a great afternoon. He landed 9 stripers and 12 white perch. The problem was the white perch were bigger than the stripers. He caught these fish with bloodworms. At Oyster Creek lots of guys have been doing great with white perch 1 to 2 pounds. Mixed in with these fish have been 17 to 23 inch stripers. Again bloodworms have been the best baits but some guys have been doing fair with smaller minnows, cut squid and grass shrimp. Another guy in the back bay of Ocean City had a great day with white perch and smaller stripers. He caught most of these fish with bloodworms, Fish Bites and smaller white twister tails soaked in clam oil.
Several guys hit Union Lake last weekend and all did very good with crappies, perch, bluegills and pickerel. The pickerel were hitting 4 inch twister tails, spinners, spinner baits and crankbaits best. The panfish were hitting twister tails, smaller spinner baits, marabou jigs and smaller minnows. One fisherman picked up 15 crappies 14 to 15 inches. He said these fish were held up in 15 feet of water and were hitting trolling 3 inch power grubs on a 1/8 ounce jig head. John was down and fished for bass only catching pickerel. He had most of his fish with plastic worms and spinner baits. Steve hit a couple of his favorite lakes in South Jersey. He fished with wax worms and caught a bunch of nice yellow perch and crappies. Richie in Lake Lenape said the pickerel are hitting real well and there have been a few decent bass caught. The pickerel are hitting spinner baits, spinners and Rapala's. The bass he seen caught were on plastic worms and Rapala's. Bill and his father hit the Mullica River with live minnows and twister tails. He caught 9 pickerel, 2 bass and 11 crappies out of Crowley's Landing. Most of the fish were caught in the coves. One customer heading down to Wildwood to check out his summer home stopped off in the sand pits. Here with minnows, twister tails and trout magnets he picked up a bunch of yellow perch and pickerel.
Well that is all I have for you this week. I hope everyone enjoys the first nice weekend of the year. I just hope the winds will finally lay down. Good luck to all in the striper tournament down river on Saturday.
Trout, trout, trout, seems to be the hot thing this week. Fished monday, and tuesday for a total of about 5 hours and managed to pick up 26 trout in those two mornings. Did very well on power worms, and wax worms. these were my two choice baits. still tons of trout down the penny pack, but seems to be an early morning bite. We also weighed in a beautiful 3 1/2 lb rainbow over the weekend. This was caught with a white power egg. still some palominos in the creeks. If your looking for that trophy fish still plenty around, and I also witnessed a 4 lb rainbow being caught the other night and released to be caught another day. this is the sportsmanship I like to see. Nothing wrong with keeping your fish, just make sure you are going to eat it.
Ryan and I fished the river Wednesday for about 6 hours. We had plenty of bites, but nothing wanted to commit to the bait. Still think the water is a little to cold but time will tell. I had a fish on for a few seconds that took a run like a striper but spit the hook before i could get a good feel on him. Well i guess that's what I get for fishing with a small hook, go big or go home as they say. I am very optimistic as tomorrow i am going to head out on the river before work, and hope to put my first bass in the boat. fingers crossed lol. A friend of mine roy was down the bay fishing with his son, and managed to pick up a fish in the mid 30s. but that was the only fish they had all day. A few hours ago i received a phone call of a customer picking up a 50 inch fish up north towards Trenton, on a live eel. Don't quote me on this it is just a phone call i received, suppose to received a picture via email. we will see hopefully its true. with other reports i have seen pictures of plenty of smaller fish, weather they are migratory or residents i don't know. But it seems like the bass are starting, slowly but surely. So if you have free time stop into the shop and pick up some bloods. You cant catch fish staring at your computer screen. One fact I've learned fishing this river since i was younger is if you put your time in eventually it will pay off big.
In other river news I bumped into some largemouth fisherman at the boat ramp yesterday while walking the dog, and they said the river was dead. they fished tully town, to dredge with not a single fish. Also the penn warner club was very slow this week few customers said they couldn't pick up a single fish the past few trips out. Who knows maybe its the weather or maybe its just the calm before the storm, one things for sure something's gotta change. As I know you all agree we want the stripers!!!!!! Well some good news on the shad fishing, JR was up toward trenton area and managed to pick up some shad. This is good news for the shad fisherman. Although he didn't set the world on fire, its a good start. Looking to get up there on one of my days off this week and put some bait in the boat. Well not allot to report this week, but planning on fishing all day on both days off this week. So hopefully i will have allot to report next week. And remember support your local bait and tackle shop because its gonna suck ordering live bait over the internet. Tight lines.
4-5-Caught this 18 inch striper Tuesday April 1, 2015 Out going Tide Penns Grove NJ off my own property Jim Paylor
4-5-Howdy, Fished fresh bunker, bloodworms and shrimp from station thus morning. A nice 3 lb cattie and another good bite at sunup on the fresh bunker. The rest of the bait was ignored. Water was pretty clear, but still some debris. Good luck! Matt
3-30- Wow what a crappy opening day. But if you got out early the trout were hitting real well on meal worms and wax worms. Hell those super meal worms you sold me did the best. We also caught a few fish with trout magnets, spinners and berkley trout eggs. I picked up over 20 fish before 11. My son ended up with 9 fish. Now we did not have any monster fish but most all the fish we did have were nice fat fish.
3-25- Saturday and Sunday I caught 2 catfish the first approximately 4lbs. I was fishing for stripers using bloodworms. off my own property in Penns Grove (Helms Cove) I caught them on the beginning peak of incoming tide.
3-25 -Hi Greg: Last Wednesday I attended the meeting of the Philadelphia
Parks and Recreation Commission at the Vogt Recreation Center. My Wife was
awarded The Volunteer Star Award.
During the meeting I asked the Commissioner about the Status of the Frankford Arsenal Access area. He told me the State wants to give it to the City of Philadelphia but it is not a done deal yet. Since the State still owns the property I asked him if he knew if it would be open this spring he did not know if they were going to open it or not. I am trying to find out from the state but have had no luck yet getting an answer. Meanwhile it is still sitting there locked up. Joe p
Fisherman Magazine -It was a relatively warmer, but windy opening day of trout season in the Garden State with decent catches. The bad news was, it kept many saltwater boats at the dock. Fluke and sea bas seasons were announced and posted in Jersey, while to the south white perch and schoolie stripers dominated catches. Delaware saw fair togging and some scattered bass report. If good conditions prevail look for anglers to take more shots at tog coming up.
Got my striper back from the taxidermist this past week and I have to say what a great job Mike of Coastal Fiberglass Fish Mounts did this fish. Anyone needs a great job done I highly recommend you to check them out. http://www.coastalthings.com/
Local story done one Brinkman's Bait and Tackle - http://www.philly.com/philly/home/gardening/20100910_Pleasant_Hill_Park__cleaned_up_and_ready_for_fishing.html
STATE RECORD WEB SIGHT - http://www.fish.state.pa.us/bigfish.htm
MOSTER CATFISH MUST SEE - http://shanghaiist.com/2007/08/11/amazingly_huge.php
RECORD AMERICAN SHAD CAUGHT - http://www.dec.ny.gov/press/33943.html.
FISHING PICTURES - http://www.darkroastedblend.com/2008/04/out-of-this-world-fishing.html
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