Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Beltzville Bassin' 8/13/13

On short notice, my brother and I decided to fish Beltzville Lake on 8/13/13.  We were on the water by 5:00AM and immediately got into some fish.  I brought in the first largemouth on a spinnerbait.  Steve followed up with two largemouth bass on jerkbaits.  We were in 10-15 feet of water fishing the weed edge. Yes, it was pouring on us!  No matter ... we are fishermen!


Steve then struck slime with this feisty little pickerel!  

After that the fishing got TOUGH!  We decided to change our thought process and headed for the rocks.  It was time to chase some smallmouth bass with various plastics from Wacky Worm.  It didn't take long before Steve hooked into this gorgeous FISH

This largemouth weighed in at an even 5lbs.  The picture just doesn't do this fish justice.  I'm telling you ... it's sort of like going to a Penn State Football game in person after always watching on TV.  HaHa!  Yes, Steve caught the bigger fish today.  I was having a dinkfest for most of the morning.  Lost something HUGE near the dam.  It attacked my spinnerbait and cut the line before flopping and shouting at me "NOT THIS TIME SUCKER!"   I may have used a bad word about 2 or 3 times over the next hour.  Okay, it was around 31 times in 30 minutes - but who is counting? 

Anyway, I lost another big smallmouth later in the morning before finally landing this decent girl:

We probably boated around 15 fish.  It's a shame because the day had great potential and started off excellent.  However, once the rain stopped, the bite became difficult.  It didn't help that we lost another 7-8 fish during the course of the day.

We spent a few hours fishing deep and shady water.  We even wandered back into some coves looking for colder feeder streams.  After awhile, we packed it in happy with our catch for a mid August day on the DEAD SEA!  Thanks for viewing


Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Delaware River / Dingman's Ferry 8/2/13

This past weekend, I was invited up to the Poconos to do some fishing.  We started off by fishing Shohola Lake on Friday, August 2, 2013.  We were able to land a bunch of dink largemouth and 1 pickerel but NOTHING to write home about.  The fun started as we fished the Delaware River on Saturday, August 3rd and Sunday, August 4th.  Both days we spent approximately 6-7 hours chasing smallmouth bass.  Our baits of choice were tubes, jerkbaits, swimbaits and my trust Dai' Buzz Bait.  Here are some of the pictures:

The date should read August 4, 2013.  Sorry for the mixup!  

Thanks for being such a gracious host Paul!  I had a blast and look forward to doing it again.  Here are a few more pictures from our weekend.  Hope you enjoyed this brief post of fishing on the Delaware River.  


On another note, I was a little worried about fishing this part of Pennsylvania.  Paul's neighbors can be quite scary.  Please check this link out.  You won't be sorry 

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