April 30, 2013, 01:26 PM by Greg 04/28/13Been busy with softball and other kids activities but i took my daughters softball teammate's Dad and his two sons fishing. I knew it was going to be a good day when on the first cast the kids had doubles on! with Josh (the youngest) catching a 19-3/4 on his first cast!
Had a great day! When we were going to finish about 11:30 because Josh had to go to a soccer game...i was going to stay out anyway and fish. So Bryan Cumbo stayed out with me. We ended up with close to 40 in the pm..Including 3 more 19"ers. I just couldnt stretch them to 20 no matter how i tried. Great day with some nice kids!
April 26, 2012, 02:51 PM by Greg 04/19-21Fished with the NBN crew this week....Charles Stanley(one of my old clients) came up from VA and fished with me. Thursday we had close to
40 b/n us. Couple of 18'...the snot grass gave us fits on almost every cast you would have a green blob on your lure.
Friday we fished a tad south of where we fished Thursday. Caught fewer fish....high 20's b/n us. Little better quality today.
Saturday i took Jr turkey hunting...close but no cigar on two nice toms. They came within 60 yards and put the brakes on! The rest of the guys went out for 1/2 a day and had around 20 smallies again b/n the 3 of them. Great relaxing week!
March 24, 2012, 08:39 AM by Greg 03/23/12Well with all the good weather i decided to take another day off. My HS classmate Mark Wilson came up from Jersey and went fishing. I had great expectations of another banner day. Water was 58 at the start and 60 by the end of the day...stained Green.
Unfortunately the fish were not on fire like i expected. Although we put over 50 in the boat....it was one"z" two "z" here and there. Areas that would normally hold large numbers of spring smallies held none? And other spots were just one hear or there? Most of the fish were a lot smaller today also. You can tell the water is warming. Makes me wonder if the larger fish are already going/on beds.
Didnt catch anything over 18" which was surprising. The largest fish of the day wasn't a smallie but a largemouth that was pushing 20-1/2"?? Probably pushed out of a pond by the flooding in September. Did catch one male walleye...biggest smallie was on a spinnerbait at 17.5"....spinnerbaits in march??? who would have thunk it?
March 17, 2012, 07:40 PM by Greg 03/15/12Well i couldnt take it anymore. Sitting at work looking out the window, the boat had to come out. So i took the day off Thursday.
Started out by myself and had 25 in the boat by noon up to 19". My good friend Kevin Corbett joined my shortly after lunch. He started off with a really nice walleye of about 24". By the end of the day i had 45 smallies and one really nice walleye of 24" and a small toothy critter. Kevin ended up with 25.
What a wonderful day on the water! 70 degrees. Water started out at 45 and ended up at 50 by days end! with dark green stain.
October 10, 2011, 09:23 AM by Greg 10/8 & 9thHad two charters this weekend. Water was 55-58 degrees and Stained.
Fished with Leo Watrin and his son Grant. Always a good time with this father and son team. Caught some really great fish. Grant had the biggest of the day at 19-1/4". Unfortunately my camera broke and i couldnt get a picture. Lots of fish in the 15-17" range.
Sunday I fished with Mike Rickels and his son Andrew and his friend Zach. Had another banner day. With 2 fish over 18'+ and a bunch of
15-17" fish. Also caught a couple of walleyes and a hog nose sucker and chub. All in all a good day.
September 8, 2011, 10:28 AM by Greg 09/08/08You gotta be kiddin me!!! 40+' at meshoppen!! We havent seen it this bad since 1972!
Gonna be a while before I am on the river again!! WOW!!!! Right now you could throw spinnerbaits at the blinker light in Meshoppen or at Gays true value in downtown Tunkhannock!!
August 15, 2011, 12:50 PM by Greg 08/14/11Ah...back to fishing! Softball season is finally over so now i can turn my attention back to the river!
Fished for 4 hrs this am with Rich Hebda...water was algea stained and 72 degrees With a gauge at 8.3. Beautiful am! No wind, cloudy and cool. We had mid 20's number wise with the biggest at 17.5" Even caught 2 rock bass which i havent caught any in while!
Saw a bunch of different wildlife today including, Deer, turkeys, geese, Ducks about 10 different eagles! and another Bear swimming the river!
He was a big one! but to far for pictures!
June 24, 2011, 09:06 AM by Greg June 22 after workFished for 2.5 hours after work. Took about an hour to find them and what they wanted..after that it was on!
Picked up 30 fish in just overan hour. Including 3-18" & 2-17"s . Great night!!! Water was Stained in the Mid 70's with a gauge of 9.5.
June 12, 2011, 11:25 AM by Greg 06/11/11Had 3 hours this am before i had to leave for a softball tournament in Newburgh NY....tried to get my son out of bed to no avail, so i was by myself.
For the first day of Bass Season the ramp wasnt to bad. Only 6 boats but once i got away from the main pool i had the river entirely to myself which was nice and relaxing. Fish were here and there. No definite pattern i could figure out. I did catch 12 smallies, 1 walleye and a chub.
Biggest smallie was an 1/8" under 20". No matter how i tried i couldnt stretch it! Funny i did catch one smallie that was 18" that had a huge gut and probably was pushing 4lbs. That long fish was only probably 3lbs...long and skinny with a dented belly from the spawn.
Nice am despite the hour long rain storm. Saw 3 deer, a turkey, mink, ducks and 3 bald eagles. Water was 74 degrees with a light stain and 10.2 on the gauge.
May 17, 2011, 10:05 AM by Greg 05/16/11Looked at the river forecast and weather for the week. With the impending rain all week and the river forecasted to rise again above 17', I called and re-scheduled the trip for this coming saturday to today.
Glad i did, cause now the river is rising and chocolate milk again this am. George Barkanic and Jeff Hill came up to fish. Water was Green stained and 61 degrees, River on the rise at 12'. Was cloudy with a slight North wind. Can you say it was a slow day with 62 smallies? Seemed that way anyway.
Bite was in spurts today. You would catch one or two hear and there but nothing consistent. Some areas that normally would be loaded with fish held none.
Also had 1 walleye and one pike in the mix. Always a good day fishing with these guys and we had a good time.