After a couple years of Doug always inviting me to fish on days I had to work....I finally fished with Raisin Striper today! No luck netting any shad, so we trolled around with shiners all morning with no luck other than a dink crappie. In the afternoon we met up with a buddy of Doug's who had procured some bait....some bigger shiners, a few gills, and 1 lone shad. Now we had 4 people in the boat and could put out a nice spread. Within minutes the down rod with the shad bent down and it was fish on...a chunky little 3 pound wiper. We were pretty happy until we realized that was our lone shad. Guess that's what they wanted because we pulled around shiners and gills the rest the day with barely a nibble other than 1 small largemouth. If I thought that 3 pounder was going to be the only one I'd of snapped a pic before putting him back!
Surface water temps ranged from 55-61 and the water was fairly clear for all the rain we've had.
It was beautiful day on the water and it was good to finally fish with you, Doug.
I did have a little excitement on the drive over and back; going over I took the Bloomfield route only to find the road closed over in eastern Greene and got detoured down to Bedford because of I-69 construction. On the way home I took the Spencer route and had a little flooding to deal with. This is no lie....I think I ran over a carp! If I'd of left the camera running another 30 seconds it would have been on video.
Life is just a series of obstacles preventing you from fishing.
Greenedog: It's HOT. Kind of glad I'm working nights this week.
Jun 15, 2022 19:51:19 GMT -5
Greenedog: Happy first day of spring!
Mar 20, 2022 20:34:11 GMT -5
Greenedog: It's been pretty slow, although dad did have his best day off the dock yesterday getting 4 nice ones.
Jan 16, 2022 22:12:01 GMT -5
daybreak: How's the fishing for your folks this winter in Florida?
Jan 11, 2022 8:04:02 GMT -5
Greenedog: Merry Christmas!
Dec 25, 2021 10:47:47 GMT -5
Greenedog: They are on their way as I type.
Dec 25, 2021 10:47:05 GMT -5
daybreak: Warm sunshine is good for the soul, or so I've been told. Will your folks be down there to keep you company?
Dec 21, 2021 7:32:14 GMT -5
Greenedog: Probably the best weather we've had on Florida excursions. So good I just put in for another vacation next month!
Dec 17, 2021 14:25:54 GMT -5
Greenedog: Just a week and a half until another Astor vacation!
Nov 24, 2021 10:48:05 GMT -5
daybreak: Users online yesterday must of been checking to see who is going to be dining on backstrap this week.
Oct 20, 2021 15:23:23 GMT -5
daybreak: Can't think of a better place to take it easy then Astor. Good to hear things were fine.
Sept 23, 2021 17:51:46 GMT -5
fever3810: Wow. Glad your fine. Take time to recover and don't rush it.
Sept 22, 2021 5:05:16 GMT -5
Greenedog: Had a heart cath today. Everything is fine but I can't do much for a week so I think we'll just fly south and chill.
Sept 21, 2021 19:35:55 GMT -5
Greenedog: Yes but now I'm on my swing of working 6 out of 7 days working 12 hour shifts with a switch from days to nights in the middle. Whoever come up with this schedule was a psycho!
Jun 25, 2021 16:34:23 GMT -5
daybreak: Are you done covering for vacations yet, Troy?
Jun 23, 2021 19:45:44 GMT -5
Greenedog: Happy Father's Day to all the good dads out there!
Jun 20, 2021 18:17:09 GMT -5
Greenedog: The summer vacations have started and I have 60 hours of coverage next week. I'm too old for this crap! I just want to fish!
Jun 2, 2021 17:38:20 GMT -5
Greenedog: They were bedding in our ponds a couple weeks ago but this cool weather has them moved off.
May 12, 2021 9:55:20 GMT -5
fish371: Any signs of fish bedding yet? I'm coming down around the 19th and was looking for any information on bluegill.
May 8, 2021 11:17:37 GMT -5