Saturday, May 10, 2014

Slow Day In The Fog



When: Friday, May 9th, from 10am to 5pm
What: Fishing with Charlie
Weather: Foggy and warm (kind of). High of 63, foggy all day. Wind calm to variable at 7mph and SE to S at 5mph.
Barometric Pressure: 30.16in fell to 30.05in
Relative Humidity: 84% to 90%
Sunrise: 5:46am
Sunset: 8:04pm
Moon: Waxing, 3 days after the First Quarter. Underfoot 8:50am. Rise 2:56pm.
Water Conditions: Party stained on the main lake and south end and muddy up in Woodport. Main lake temps 55 and as warm as 60 in Woodport.

Charlie and I thought this was gonna be our day. After a slow day with the bluebird skies the last time we were out, we figured the pea soup fog was exactly what we needed to get the bite going.

Wrong.

We launched from Lee's with high hopes and immediately set out to catch some fish. True to form, Charlie targeted Hopatcong's black bass population while I threw my musky lures. Charlie scored the smallie above pretty quick, and I kind of expected things to take off after that.

After having a stocked rainbow trout follow my swim bait around for awhile, we proceeded to make our way down the lake. About 2 hours into our day, I got swiped by a musky, but it missed my lure and didn't come back.

That would be my only shot at a musky all day.

Charlie and I both added a bass to our tally, putting two fish in the boat for him and staving off a skunk for myself.

Like always though, it was a great day on the water.

The lake temperature is still pretty cool at a measly 55 degrees, and the weeds have yet to come up. This makes musky fishing a little tough, and although by no means impossible to catch them as we proved last week, conditions could certainly be better.

Muskies Inc is holding Musky School next week, and we're hoping for a few warm days this week to get the fishing going.

I'm hoping that Spring gets here before summer.

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