Sunday, May 6, 2012

Day 359: Mixed Bag On The Big "D"

A small Delaware River striped bass.
When: Saturday, May 5th, from 8:30am to 5:30pm
Where: The Delaware River
What: Floating the river with Joe
Weather: Overcast for most of the day, mid-50 to mid-60's, E to SE winds from 3mph to 6mph
Barometric Pressure: 29.93in at launch, rose to 30.03
Relative Humidity: 90% and dropped to 84%
Moon: Full
Water Conditions: River has come up a lot, decent level, partly stained

Just for the record, it really stinks to have to be blogging right now. I have someone coming to meet me in 22 minutes and I have 30 million frickin' things to do before they get here. However, I have to go fishing again today, and hence another blog, so if I don't do this now, I'll have TWO to do later. That's slightly worse.

So, I'm maintaining my stance that although I'm still enjoying fishing everyday, I've really just about had it with having to write about it everyday.

And yesterday was no exception. It isn't often that I get to do something new, but Joe took me on an adventure I've yet to experience. With a little "leave a car here, leave a car there," we used his float boat to drift down a nice stretch of river, and do a whole lot of fishing along the way.

Our target was smallmouth bass in particular, but our fears were soon confirmed that love was in the air and most smallies are spawning now. We did bag a few, we should have had more if the fish were either pre or post-spawn.

We also scored a few tiny striped bass, a couple hickory shad and a herring.

All in all, it was a fantastic day. Thanks Joe!!!

I could write a whole heck of a lot more about this, but if I don't get ready, I'm going to feel the wrath of Berto.

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