Posted on October 20, 2011 | Permalink
Region: North Central
Location: Mouth of Patapsco River
While I normally fish the Susquehanna flats with my uncle, I was invited to fish with my friends Greg and Matt Ferenschak on Wednesday evening - 10/19/11. While we have all fished together before, we have not had much success, this all changed last night. Matt and Greg had been experimenting with trolling and I was there to learn. Using a lead head with a sassy shad and a husky jerk as well as rattle traps, we started off trolling 4 then 6 lines, but with no luck. We then moved around the Key Bridge and had two rock strike at the same time. Greg was able to reel in a 22 inch while Matt brought in a nice 19 inch. A while passed and I was able to bring in a 24 inch. We had a few smalls as well. You could not have asked for a nicer evening on the water and each of us catching a keeper was icing on the cake.
Posted on June 14, 2011 | Permalink
Location: Susquehanna Flatts
I went out Thursday 6/9/11 around 4:00pm to the bridges at the mouth of the Susquehanna River with a friend Matt and used cut bait, bloodworm's, and a few live eels but only ended up with a catfish and being chased off the water by the storm that hit around 7:45pm. The water tempurature was 84 at Red Point and dropped to 79 in the Susquehanna River. When I went back out Saturday 6/12/11 at 7:00am with my uncle Parke John Jr. and brother-in-law Tim Falcioni we tried drifting the east edge of the flats off of Camp Rodney and also off Carpenters Point. I caught this largemouth bass as well as another catfish and my uncle caught 2 catfish (one on his first or second cast) and largemouth bass as well. We were using crank baits. The water is clearing up but still has a way to go. My uncle and I have caught a few very, very small rock fish during this open season. Hopefully our luck will pick up.
Posted on November 15, 2010 | Permalink
27 inch 8 lb rock fish on a 3/4 oz rattle trap
Location: Susquehanna Flats
Went out Saturday morning with my uncle, Parke John. We fished the east side of the flats drifting from Rodney, south along the grass bed. The tide was high so we were able to move in west over some of the bottom grass and still keep the lures from getting caught on grass. I caught this 27 inch 8 lb rock fish on a 3/4 oz rattle trap, chrome with blue top, quick retrieve. My uncle had a nice 19 inch. Both fish very fat. After cleaning mine it cut open the stomach and there were already two fish inside the size of my 3/4 oz lure. How much does a rock fish eat this time of year?
Also, at one point we moved over the center of the flats since the tide was high. The water was as clear as out of the tap. You could see 8 feet down to the bottom which was of course covered with beautiful different types of grasses and some open spaces. It was nice to see the bay looking so good and hope it continues to improve.