Sunday, November 27, 2011

Day 197: Black Friday On Greenwood

Greenwood Lake walleye.
When: Friday, November 25th, from 11:30am to 5pm
Where: Greenwood Lake
What: Fishing with Joe
Weather: Clear skies, temps in the high 50's, SW winds 5 to 10mph
Barometric Pressure: 30.12in and steady
Moon: New
Water Conditions: Clear and cold. 47 degrees

A couple of weeks ago, Joe and I made plans to go to Greenwood Lake on Black Friday. Joe has been looking to catch some walleye in New Jersey and I've been trying to help him in his quest and catch a few myself. Another buddy of mine has been dong well with the 'eyes on Greenwood Lake, so we decided to give it a shot before the weather got TOO cold.

We couldn't have asked for a more beautiful day, although I've learned from past experience that you're more likely to catch walleye when the weather isn't so hot.

Since they've been lowering the lake for dock repairs, I had called ahead and found a marina that was open that we could launch from. Joe and I both had some things to do in the morning, so we opted for the late start, hit Davis Sport Shop for shiners on our way up and were fishing by close to noon.

Having never been on the lake before, we tried our best to find the spots my other friend had told us to fish, and I think we did a pretty good job.
We had a slow pick of fish over the few hours we were there, inlcuding a smallmouth bass and a handful of nice-sized yellow and white perch. The highlight was a walleye I caught, probably close to 5 pounds.

Fishing wasn't fast and furious, but Joe and I had a great time. Since Joe is from my hometown and still hangs out with people I know, it's always fun to hear stories and names from my childhood. On top of that, the lake was empty, the sun was out and it's mighty beautiful up there. It would have been one of those days that you could have said "it was just nice being out there," but let's face it, a few fish never hurt.

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