Friday, August 13, 2010

Bob and I Float a New Stretch of River - August 12, 2010

On Thursday, Bob and I decided to hit a Piedmont flow and check out a new stretch. This stretch, which was about 6 miles long, looked pretty good on the map, so we were excited. We met around 7 AM and thanks to Bob's wife, were on the water shortly after.

Within the first 5 minutes of the float, I lost about a 2 lb bass on a plastic worm and shortly after Bob landed a similar size fish. I then boated a solid bass on a spinnerbait and things were looking good. But, for the remainder of the day, the bite was streaky. I would go for long stretches getting nothing but bites from sunfish. Then I would land 3 bass in a 20 yard stretch.

The highlight of my day came fairly early on when I landed my first pickerel in NC. It was 20" long and hit a plastic worm as I reeled it over a log. This was also the first pickerel we had caught in this river or ever heard was caught - at least among our acquaintances.

Overall, I landed 22 bass, 4 sunfish, and 1 pickerel....not a bad mixed bag. Most bass were around 1-1.5 lbs, but there were plenty in the 2-2.5 lb range and my best fish was around 3 lbs. For this particular river, it was a poor day in terms of size. Fish were caught on plastic worms, spinnerbaits, buzzbaits, and swimbaits. Tight lines!


  1. Very nice!!!! Good reading... Its Bluefish In NY from the forum... This "Triangle Area" river, is it "wadeable".. Thanks