Monthly Archives: March 2012

Shad Cam Snapshots

Unfortunately, the shad cam is offline on account of muddy, high water. The VDGIF says they will turn it back on when the water levels are more appropriate. I saved some eye candy from my time monitoring the shad cam. … Continue reading

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“Hey you kids…get out of my lake!”

3/20/12 1800-1930 with Dave Peterson and Pete Schmidt Suburban lake outside of Charlottesville Air temp – 70 degrees F Water temp – 62 degrees F Water clarity – visibility approx 2 feet hatch activity – none “Old Leaky” (my affectionate … Continue reading

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Bass Fishin’

This might be the greatest thing I ever heard….   http://www.foxnews.com/us/2012/03/22/friday-night-bites-south-carolina-high-schools-angling-to-make-bass-fishing/

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Shad Cam is Online

The Shad Cam at Bosher’s Dam came online this morning. Around 6am, I saw a lot of American eel moving through Seeing shad moving through with some regularity

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Shad in the Potomac!

                Beau Beasley insists when the cherry blossoms are on the trees, shad are in the Rappahannock River. There haven’t been any internet reports of shad in the Rap, but there is empiric … Continue reading

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Piper at the Gates of Dusk

Wissahickon Creek 2/26/12 1630-1730 Air Temp – 48 deg F Water Temp – 43 deg F Slightly overcast skies, minimal wind Water Clarity- Clear, Tannic Hatch Activity – #24 midges abundant, but no noticeable rises. I happened upon a gift … Continue reading

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Video Advice on Poppers for Smallmouth and a Shad Prediction

While surfing the interwebs, I found this nice video (one of a series) which has some good footage displaying why you shouldn’t “pop” your popper too much.  The video is only four minutes long.  The top water season is fast … Continue reading

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Record Bull Steelhead from Muskegon River

A couple weeks ago my friend Mark caught a very large steelhead. It was a Gray Drake Lodge record steelhead. Every week Mark writes an outdoor column for our local newspaper. You can read his story here. Living vicariously through … Continue reading

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Some Saturday Humor

Fishing has been in short order the past few weeks. Tomorrow we have an exciting new post and an amazing picture to go with it. Stay tuned.                           … Continue reading

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The Largemouth Spawn Begins…

Unnamed (secret) beaver dam pond, central Virginia 3/3/12 1545-1730 Air Temp – 57 deg F Water Temp – 54.8 deg F! Intermittent clouds with gusts of wind Bountiful mosquitoes tannin stained stillwater Six Anesthesia residents, twelve + beers, some pipe … Continue reading

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