Got kids off to school and headed out for a scouting trip and crushed the smallies. Headed up the road to York Haven to explore new waters. Last 2 trips were with my 4yo son. Terrain was limited to 1or 2 hundred yards from the car. Need to get away.-
Finally in (as in wading, not boat in) water just shy of 9am. Not expecting much, I just began throwing the lure already on my rod. Rattling Chug Bug in Shad color.-
Fish came fast and furious under the bright sun. Several strikes before I could even close the bell. Little wind and wave action at times made fish even more aggressive. Once the sun began tucking behind the tree tops and shadows fell on the water the bite died. What were explosions were now several nibbles and pecks before the final take. Had to significantly slow down presentation.
From the dam I waded as far as dry creek bed just above Bruner Island before turning back. Time was 3pm and I had landed 77 SMB.-
On the return trip back to my car I managed another 27. Final 2 were 18" on consecutive casts! They balled bait fish up against the shore and were splashing all over the place. You could see their backs out of the water being just a few inches deep.
Several fish completely engulfed lure. Little blood from this one. Hooks carefully removed. No real damage.
Best outing ever!
Even had better than an hour of light remaining when I left, but didn't wanna get the wife mad since I was gone all day.
Most Fish consecutive casts: 6
Back to Back: stopped count @ 10
Hookups and lost: dozens
Aside from the sunburn and sore arms and legs, was an AWESOME day!
Laugher of the day: fighting one of the bigger fish in thigh deep water it takes a dive towards my legs. Not wanting to get stuck I began jumping and dicing around. Soon felt rod go limp figured I had lost fish. Suddenly tugging on my shoelaces and fish on my legs. He didn't get off, he hooked me. I had to waddle to the nearest rock to take my shoe off to take my fish off!