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About redscotcheye

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  • About Me:
    baseball, music, outdoorsman
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    fishing, hunting, also: plays, slaps, thumps, the bass guitar.
  • What I do for a living:
    self employed contractor type.

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    Penn's woods

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  1. Yeh, I didn't do any shad fishing this year, the conditions and time off didn't align unfortunately. looks like they got tons of shad in the nets, so a good sign for the mighty Del. R. thought you guys would enjoy that one.
  2. Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission gather on the banks of the Phillispburg side of the Delaware River to gauge the species' health of American Shad on Sept. 9, 2019.
  3. Wow, very sad. Being and older jetty rat myself. I will definitively be more careful this fall after reading that.
  4. The Lehigh R. hold tons of small mouth bass, large mouth bass, pickerel, catfish, use larger shiners in late summer, they are very aggressive. If you are in Bethlehem , there are spots from the canal side you can crawl down too the river across from the steel stacks. look for some moving water with drop offs, any creek crossings and drainage holes will hold fish. down river from the water treatment plant is decent. the boating area farther downstream holds fish, but gets hit pretty hard. look for weed beds, and sunken logs. if you get bit, there is more than one bass there. keep hitting the spot. the bite is an early one, before 10 am for best results. hope this helps a little.
  5. Waited for the last high tide of the day to hit the beautiful backside of the MoCo fishing grounds. light offshore breeze, water was clean and clear. I wasn't disappointed, blues, weak fish, small fluke. the deadly dick was the hot hand I thought. Tossed: buck tales 1 , 2 oz., dark/green, white swim shads, nada. I had some swim shads left over from last year, and wouldn't mind a few tails chomped. But the snapper blues wanted bait or clean metal. The bait guys did ok. The ones using peanuts did better than spearing I thought. Like most here, I was fishing for the bigger prey that hadn't shown just yet. The highlight was at the last light of the day, the snapper bite was calming down, and the day shift was leaving and the seeder element of the night time fish-o-buckets was approaching. By then, I tossed just about everything in my bag. To my surprise the 2 weak fish in the 16" size hit a white gotcha plug. I tried fast retrieve and slow. But the very slow retrieve, a few little jerks here and there caught. Some folks around me didn't even know what kind of fish I caught, kept telling me it was a blue fish. I took the time, and showed them the difference. I had to leart dem kids. It Was really nice to catch those, I have not seen weak fish around in a few years, and they were good size.
  6. Nice job sir. Nothing better than fresh fish.
  7. 30# big game mono, with #50 leader. 12' penn prevail rod , penn reel. used it from NJ to Florida. over 8 oz. of weight and I start to question my sanity. good luck, tight lines.
  8. Incoming was better than outgoing for me.
  9. Thursday......Stripes still around..... stay clear of the boat traffic times of day.....2" white gulps caught small flounder out back. incoming into slack tide. look for clean water. tight lines ....
  10. Cleaned up the post for ya. Did hit pm high and pm low yesterday, at several locations out back, no good lots of bait swimming shad splashing at sunset, thought it was gonna bust open again before the rain. a few blues were seen taken on squid . No other stripes seen. Usually have more fluke/flounder this time of year, even shorts are absent. Slow pick
  11. 7 Short stripers , to 25” , out going tide last evening on 3 oz buck tails with 4 in white grub curly tails , good action near rocks , this am skunked. Tossed buck tails, metal, nada. Gonna hit it incoming this evening. Water clearing up nicely in bay.
  12. Got outta work. Fished 13:00-18:00 out back RB , near undisclosed rocks, incoming , water was milk shake , hard blow out of the E. tossed metal , deadly dicks, crocs, AVA, buck-tails, then I tried shads, sp minnows, switched to clam, then bunker, nada. skunked!! Good test for my new 12' penn prevail. I thought the rod did well with the blow. oh and those tactical angler clips are great. made changing lures a snap. only action was some small baitfish splashing top water at end of tide, just barely could get a bucktail at the baitfish. nothing under 'em. some kids were pulling small flukies in on rubber grubs, nice to see. old timers and white boots that I saw , no fish either. gonna rain next 2 days, glad I made the effort. tight lines, cheers,
  13. thanks Ridenfish
  14. I am in the SE opening , but opening day the water was cold, high and muddy. not the best conditions. during this week, the water cleared up and fishing was much improved. the state opener is this sat. going to head out, should be much better. for fly fishing, stone flies and caddis nymphs been working , I like my bl. wooly bugger too. the stockies hit just about anything , worms seemed to out fish the power bait opening day. I had luck with red salmon eggs too. tight lines.
  15. I would recommend Gouldsboro State Park to the list above. lots to explore in PA. also, spring gobbler is coming up. SPRING GOBBLER (Bearded bird only): Special season for eligible junior hunters, with required license, and mentored youth – April 22, 2017. Only 1 spring gobbler may be taken during this hunt. SPRING GOBBLER (Bearded bird only): April 29-May 31, 2017. Daily limit 1, season limit 2. (Second spring gobbler may be only taken by persons who possess a valid special wild turkey license.) From April 29-May 13, legal hunting hours are one-half hour before sunrise until noon; from May 15-31, legal hunting hours are one-half hour before sunrise until one-half hour after sunset. do a tick check after your hike. have fun..