I haven’t written a post in a few days, in part because Friday I was out all day fishing, then went straight to work in the office until after midnight.
Then I just took the weekend off, other than a few comments to that last post on Sunday hunting.
This week I’m working on a piece on winter fishing. I did something a few weeks ago on winter bass fishing tournaments, but this will be on the various species available to anglers during the colder months, as well as some techniques for catching them.
This was the only yellow perch my buddy Tom Maynard and I managed to scare up on Friday from Claytor Lake. We did get a few walleyes, however, which we really had to work for.
We’re eating them tonight, and they will be tasty.
I’ll be chewing on something else for a while. On the way back to the ramp my boat’s engine died. One second it was running like a top, the next it was buzzing to a stop. It didn’t take me too long to figure out the problem: out of gas. Tom, being a fishing guide who likes things in order, had sent me an email a few days earlier with a long checklist of things. They ranged from having enough lifejackets to making sure my fishing license was valid. One item was to make sure I had enough gas. “You didn’t even read it, did you?” he asked. “Of course I read it,” I replied. “I just didn’t heed your advice.” Tom said the only reason he sent all that to me was “I have done all of those things myself.”
Fortunately we had only about 2 miles back to the ramp so were able to get in on the trolling motor.
Another one for the “This happened to me while boating” file.
Anyway, back to fishing. What are some other fish you all like to target this time of year? Favorite spots? Tactics? I’m not looking for any super secrets, just basic info.
Thanks in advance.