Thursday, April 25th, 2013 at
Over the past week or two I have been out fishing several times, and had some success and other times no success. So I thought I would share some of the success stories and pictures with everyone.
I also wanted to note that the second stocking for many streams in central Maryland is taking place this week and is the 4th and final closure for the spring trout fishing. Saturday will be another exciting day of people heading out to catch some of those stocked trout. I will likely be one of those people and I too am excited between it being the last opening in my neck of the woods and the weather forecast calls for it to be nice.
I hope everyone will keep us updated with stories and photo’s from there fishing trips!
Below are a few photo’s of the fish I caught and a little info about them.
The smallmouth bass pictured above was caught in a local river on a small Rapala jerk bait. It was 13 inches long and weighted a little over a pound. This fish was caught near a downed tree in late afternoon a couple weeks back as the water started warming.
Four casts later after catching the smallmouth bass above, I caught the brown trout pictured below. The brown hit the same small Rapala jerk bait from under the same tree that the smallmouth came from. The brown trout was a little over 16 inches long.
Finally, the last picture is the most recent catch I have made which is from just today.
This very nice largemouth bass was caught just today 4/25/2013 at Loch Raven. She was sitting on a spawning bed and what felt like hundreds, but was probably 30 to 40 casts before she hit. I also changed plastics 3 times before she finally hit a red Senko. I am guessing her weight right around 4lbs but I wanted to get her back in the water so I didn’t weigh her. It was a lot of fun to watch her and make cast after cast too her before she finally took it. Plus it was fun to watch her suck the Senko in and she took off when I set the hook and was a blast to catch.
Well, with the nice weather forecast for this weekend I expect some good fishing stories to come from it.
Headed out this weekend? Send us your fishing story and pictures!!
Friday, April 19th, 2013 at
Tomorrow morning kicks off the start of the 2013 trophy Striped Bass season. I am sure for those whom are lucky enough to be heading out tomorrow they are chomping at the bit to get out there. It is always a good time, and if you are lucky enough to hook up with one of the monster females it is a thrill, and a tasty meal later on!
Thousands of boats head out at or before sunrise to spend as much time and gas as it takes to troll around the bay in search of a trophy for each person on board. I am sure many will be successful and some will not be, but just spending some time on the water with friends and family motoring around makes it worth it. If you are lucky enough to catch a Striped Bass that makes all the better. The experience is what it’s really about and I could not think of a more pleasurable one. I have some great memories of days spent trolling around enough know most ended with a less than favorable outcome.
I wish everyone heading out on the main channel of the bay tomorrow good luck and be safe as it looks as if they are calling for choppy conditions on the bay tomorrow after this cold front went through this evening. :-(
If you do make it out tomorrow and are lucky enough to bring one of those trophies home, we would love to see some pictures! Leave a comment and attached a picture with it, and again GOOD LUCK!
Thursday, April 18th, 2013 at
Today is opening day of the Spring Turkey Season! Work keeps me out of the woods on this opening day, but hopefully some of you could make it out into the woods after one of those hard to find gobblers.
Turkey hunting is something fairly new to me, and as I live in the central part of the state there are less opportunities then in the western or eastern parts of the state. Two of the local reservoirs offer bow only hunting for turkeys and they are Pretty Boy and Liberty reservoirs. I know there are also a few places in Carroll county which offer turkey hunting with a firearm, however, they are done by a first come basis and with a sign-in sheet, due to the fact that this is a hike in the first place from my home to top it off I could be beat there and have no where to hunt I don’t commonly head over there. However, I do know someone who does, and has told me there are birds in several of those locations just like anywhere they are hard to get on and get a shot.
Liberty and Pretty Boy Reservoirs hold smaller numbers of birds then other parts of the western and eastern part of the state, but enough to get out in the woods, hear some gobbling, and surely enough to try to get on one of them!
With work being crazy this time of year, I am not sure when or if I will be getting out into the woods after a turkey, but all of you will surely know if I do!
Anyone else getting out today, or this weekend? I would love to hear of your experience and if you were lucky enough to harvest a turkey we would love to see some pictures!!! Share them in a comment with us or send us an email.
Michael Sawyer left the blow comment, since we are having technical difficulties with the images being uploaded we wanted to go ahead and upload it here for everyone to see. Congrats Michael awesome turkey!