November 2006 Report
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26, More South Jersey Warmwater
With the SE PA streams being high and off-color
and the salt being completely torn up - - it was back to the
Pine Barrens in search of the chain pickerel. On this outing
they did not disappoint. From the get go they were all over
the droppers and poppers. The visuals were pretty cool. They
would just slice thru the water and make a beeline for the fly
- blowing-up the topwater! Yellow seemed to be the color of
A nice stretch of weather is on the horizon
so look for the salt to pick-up. There is no way the bite is
over - water temps are still warm....mid-50s. Persistence!
22, South Jersey Warmwater
Recently our fishing has pretty much come to
a halt, but we were able to sneak out for a bit over the past
few days....and hit up few SNJ bass and pick lakes. The first
water we hit took a beating from the heavy rains and high winds
of last week. It was pretty roiled up, and very little vis.
However, the group did manage one 3# PLUS largemouth on a small
streamer fished as a dropper off a popper. With not much more
action and still some daylight left, we motored over to a nearby
lake and got into a few pickeral. Throw in a couple of panfish
As the afternoon wore on the winds slacked and the lake became
like glass. Talk about a nice way to spend a late November afternoon.
A fat November LMB!
11 , Lehigh River
we've been out helping the LCFA
and the LRSA
fingerling stock the Lehigh. FYI...come spring the PFBC
has agreed to stock fingerling is areas they have never put
them before - all the way down to Palmerton. This is definitely
a step in the right direction when it comes to managing the
Lehigh as a coldwater fishery.
Pictured above is Joe DeMarkis (rowing) and Paul
Kanaskie, both of the
Coldwater Fishery Alliance (LCFA) float stocking the Glen
Onoko stretch of Lehigh.
5 , SALT
salt action continues to be relatively consistant. For the past
few weeks the bait has been a steady stream along the beach
front - heading north to south. Some days the preds push the
bait over the bar, some days it does not...but you can pick
up fish on the blind even if you do not see bait in tight. When
the boats are getting the action far offshore and you can barely
make out the bent rods - blind fish!!! Just work the water.
Remember...you can not catch a fish, if your fly is not in the
water. Big flies - 6" - seem to be working better...and
with the blues around we've been fishing them with wire bite
1 , SALT
Now is the time to be a bait chaser!!! Good
weather is on the horizon, and steady blitzes should be setting
once again on the northern Jersey beaches - LBI north! Just
get out there now and look for the bait!
This is here today, gone tomorrow type of action - you just
need to put in your time.
must read is the recent Morning Call
'Unleashing the Lehigh.' Front Page -
Sunday Edition!! Talk about a comprehesive and fluid
topic....pun intended - they did a great job though!
The feature gives a fantastic overview of just about
all the factors at play when it comes to Francis E
Walter Reservoir management.
You can read the entire
four-page article (pdf fromat) - graphics
and all - on the Lehigh Coldwater Fishery Alliance
website by clicking here.