Thursday, February 28, 2013

Pic of the Day - Winter Striper

My fishing partner Shane with a solid 26" striper from our trip on Monday!! We are holding our own so far this year in Kayak Wars "Snagged MD"

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

February Chesapeake Rockfish

Shane and Jack put me to shame today but I was able to catch a few fish. It was a gorgeous February day with a beautiful sunset. Shane caught the largest at 26".


Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Today almost big catch

While I caught a steady amount of pickerel today my almost big catch was a photo that I just missed. For awhile I wasn't getting any bites so I decided to try and get some cool pictures for Instagram.

I spotted a blue heron at a distance and worked very slowly to creep up and get a good picture. Also this was the 1st time using the zoom on my iPhone4. I got a few shots of the bird perched on a log and then got close enough for it to take flight. Snap snap..... So close just missed getting the full bird in the shot. Anyways it's still pretty cool and here is what I did with picstitch.

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Last Friday.

Fishing was super slow and the bite was almost nonexistent except for one fish.

The osprey must be having their way with the pickerel I found some remains of a carcass on the swim platform of one of the boats on the creek.

Friday, February 8, 2013

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Picking for Points Today

Was able to get on the board today for Kayak Wars with a few Pickerel. I got 5 in the boat between 15.5" and 17.75".... I also lost another 2 next to the boat.... plus I'm pretty sure I lost another fish (the same fish) 3 separate times during the trip.

It was the 1st fish I hooked and it came unbuttoned next to the boat with a good headshake. Went on and fished the rest of the area and stopped back again on the way in... Pretty sure I hooked it again and yet again it got off at the boat.... Then I was determined to have one more chance.. I hooked on the largest minnow in my bucket hoping a big meal would entice the fish to eat for a 3rd time... and of course it did, but it got off again with a fiesty head shake at the boat.... So after all this I'm convinced I need a net.. This fish was easily over 22" which would have been my personal best pickerel. 

Oh well I plan to go get it tomorrow. It's war now.

Here are a few fish and other pictures from today. Everything was caught on a 1/16 oz red jig head with live minnow hooked through the lips with an ultra lite Overboard Rod. Had a lot of late bites today close to the yak, but I was able to connect with every bite!!

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Snow yakkin

A little didn't stop Tyler and I from trying to get on the board early for kayak wars. Unfortunately I only managed one small largemouth bass. Tyler was able to muster up a bass and 3-4 crappie two of which were big enough for kayak wars. Snagged MD is on the board taking an early lead in the North East.

Photo Courtesy of @T_bird333