Re: 10/13/2018 I love deer season...no ones fishing :)
October 19, 2018 at 8:32am
joebuck - why should anyone tell you where the fish are biting? Before I go further I will say that I have both asked for help and given help. But, why should someone help? It is good to help others, absolutely. But helping others, especially when it comes to fishing, usually gets you screwed. Too many people these days wait to be told when and where the fish are biting instead of figuring it out for themselves. If you don't believe me, wait for Joe Macaluso's report to come out in the Thursday Advocate. Then, go to where the report says the fish are biting and look at all of the people fishing off of a report. Look at conditions. Look at river levels. Look at the particular time of year and make an educated guess at where your best options are. If you are concerned about how much money it will cost to trailer your boat to a destination and come home with nothing for the freezer, may I suggest going to your local seafood market and purchasing your fish from there. It will help stimulate your local economy and it will surely guarantee you have food for your family. And, it will cost you MUCH less than actually trying to catch them on your own.
The last time I helped a 'buddy', it really backfired. I had been on fish and this buddy asked me to take him. I took him and we hammered the fish. I go back the following weekend to find this same 'buddy' in his boat and 2 of his friends in their own boats sitting on the same spot raping it.
Too many people want handouts. Too many people correlate the success of their trip with filet poundage. Too many people think the only way to have a good time and make a trip worth going is to put fish on the table.
Conversely, if you look at the coloration of the fish, it should give you a good idea of where those fish were caught.
One last thing, catching fish that somebody else is catching is extremely difficult to do. Especially in this area of the state. Conditions change daily. The bite changes daily. I started having much more success when I started keeping a log of all my trips. I make note of the corresponding river stage (whether it is falling or rising), the weather, time of year and any other variable I can think of. This keeps me from having a busted trip.....sometimes lol.
Good luck. Catch fish. But above all, just go fishing!