Sunday, September 21, 2014
Monday, September 15, 2014
Headed out to Sodus Saturday afternoon to meet Pops and Bill Gray at their rented cottage to fish the evening and the next day. Weather turned awful as I drove through a storm the entire way and launched in 40 mph winds around 4.! We jumped in the boats and battled the north wind for a couple hours. Bill and my dad caught a couple and I missed two but ended up skunked for the evening. Air temps were in the 50's. And water temps were in the mid to lower 60's. We're called it a night after dinner at Connelly's and a few pops. The next morning I got up early and headed out as the kid guys slept in. Made my first cast at 6:15 in a still prevalent north wind and temps in the low 40's. Kinda froze my ass off. Started off the point with a swimbait and landed a small largemouth in 5fow. Headed over to the state launch and caught none on shore but pulled out to 9 to 11 fow and caught 2 on a crankbait. Fished around for a while and had a hard time finding anything. Around 10 the boys finally made it out and I had made my way to the back side of Eagle. I had been wanting to try the "hole" between Leroy and Newark so I headed over to 19fow and started with a jigging spoon. Very quickly I had landed 2 on the silver spoon. Nothing big but both in the. 14inch range. I drifted the spot about 8 times and landed 9 fish on tubes, dropshot, and spoon. Saved the day. Renee and an eager Jack came out for dinner and Jack landed a few off the dock and Mommy kicked our asses by landing (Jack reeled) two bass on a dropshot in 10 min at the same spot.
Monday, September 01, 2014
Went back to the canal in Macedon with Renee and Jackson. Sun was bright and air temps were in the mid 80's which Jack was not a fan of. The kid hates the sun (just like daddy). We parked under the bridge in the shade and I hooked up with a nice smallie on a tube jig on the first cast, Jack reeled it in like a pro. Renee was next with another bass on a swimbait. The fish slowed down and I let Jack drive the boat west until we found another shady spot. I tied on an Alabama rig to try to catch the busting bass but only managed 1 hit. I did catch a couple gobys on a small peice of worm and dropped them in the live well for bait. We ran back up under the bridge and I tied a goby up for Jack. With in a couple min the bobber shot down and he brought in the biggest of the day. Great time and 5 fish for an hour of work.
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Little date night fishing with the wife after work and tried out a new spot. Went out of a marina in Macedon into the canal to try it out for the first time. Place was actually pretty nice. We spotted a school af bass feeding on the surface and managed 3 in an hour. The area looks good for about a mile in either direction. Caught the fish on a jigging spoon.
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
I was a proud daddy today. For the first time, Jackson begged me to go fishing. I had to explain that mom had the truck so we couldn't take the boat. He countered with the fact that we could put the boat on the top of my car. I had to let him down easy that neither the car or daddy was strong enough to accomplish that. He then said we could walk to the canal and go carp fishing. I wanted to be sure he understood that we might not catch one and he looked at me puzzled and said "I don't care if we catch one, I just want to go fishing!" Happiest moment ever. Got the rods together and was out the door in two min. The water was muddy and the carp fishing was non existent but we managed a smallmouth on a crankbait for an hours work. One of the best fishing hours ever.
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Quick stop at Conesus lake with Rich. Water temps were in the mid 70's and the fish were spread out. I caught my first keeper bass on a Carolina rig along a weed edge. After that first bass the gills were all over the purple lizard in 25fow all day. The rig became unfishable. I moved to a jigging spoon and would drop it down over big schools of fish but those turned out to be schools of gills as well. We found a few dock fishing but nothing big. If we were in a tourney, we would have lost big time.