Jojo and I fished tonight from 7:15 to 11:30. We pulled in UN3, 2 and 13 using Believers, D-Raiders and DKs mostly. Despite our brilliant spread we managed to catch nothing but a plastic bag and an Emerald Shiner. The shiner crushed a Believer in front of Strawberry and ripped out zero drag, while only marginally altering the lures action. This was our excitement for the evening which was extremely disappointing. Speaking of Emerald Shiners and disappointing, the Black Rock Canal once the Mecca for the little buggers in the river, is almost devoid of them now, except for the shallows near the Army Corps of Engineers. Off until Sunday. Best of luck out there.
UN1 is packed with shiner's all the way through and I got 3 fish today...
Mike and I went zero for 5 hours in the harbor on Thursday. Saw only 2 hooks and very few shad. But we did see the tow boat bring in a 19' ranger. A guy fished from Point Abino Wednesday, wind shifted to NW, boat swamped, bilge quit, he washed up on shore near Lackawanna. He had to get a phone and call home to have a friend bring his truck and trailer to the harbor, then find a place to sleep. 20 year old ranger destroyed with multiple hull cracks and holes. His year old 200HP Merc survived, as did his two anchor poles. Lesson to be learned is if you have an older boat, check and/or update the bilge. Also, a bass boat in rough waters may not be the way to go. I wonder how he fared at the peace bridge on the way home. Mike and I got no fish but his boat kept us dry.
I tried casting Huntley, and jigging while I was out from 1-5 Wednesday. Tried casting strawberry humps, and after striking out looking for big ones, I decided I needed a base hit, and got a little guy from the shallows right before dusk. Maybe a 40, but smaller head and didn’t bother to bump it. Was just glad I could bet my last 20 min before dark like that and connect with one. Feels good to guess right every once in a while.