Friday, October 27, 2006

Paul Henon, George Hussey and George Barbosa

Oct.27, 2006: Rain and 50*, Water Temp 58*
Picked clients up at the dock and went and threw for big Gizzards. Caught enough to get started and put out boards and a bobber to run some shallow flats and points on the main channel. Wasn't but 15 minutes and we started getting hits and the action never slowed down until we ran out of bait at 1 o'clock. Went and caught more bait and went downlake and put out boards over 25' flats with long points coming out to the channel. Had some nice fish here also but the weather turned cold and the guys were ready to go in after raining all day long. We ended up the day having 24 hits catching 12 very nice Stripers and 5 Catfish.

Thursday, October 26, 2006

Rick Woods, David Watts and Al Hammack

Oct. 29 2006: Very cold and Sunny, Water temp 59*

Checked a half dozen places for bait this morning with poor success. Finally caught enough to get started and put out a spread over main lake points . Hit one point that fish were moving up and down on and had hits about every pass for a couple hours. Went and spent 3 more hours catching bait and hit deeper points and humps midlake and caught the larger fish. There is a major front moving in tonight and fishing should improve tommorow.

Tuesday, October 24, 2006


1999 CREST 22' Center Console Super Fisherman HPT
2001 Yamaha 150 HP V MAX
1999 Venture Tandom Axle Trailer

Boat Features: HPT Package 27" Pontoons with lifting strakes ,aluminum underskin, Hydrolic Steering, Planing Hull, Fishing Chairs, 2 Livewells, 13 Driftermaster Rod Holders, Lowrance x 97 Depth
finder, 3 Batteries, Built in Battery Chargers, 21 Gallon Fuel Tank, 9' Bimini Top, VHF Radio and Antenna, Minn Kota 24 volt 65 lb Thrust Auto Pilot Trolling Motor, 35 Gallon Bait Tank, and many extras.
Yamaha 150 VMAX Outboard Motor comes with SS Prop and is under factory warranty through May,2007.
Galvanized Trailer is tandom axle with brakes.
" This boat is a Striper Catching Machine"
Call Jim At 540-223-0850

Sunday, October 22, 2006

Bill Hamilton with guests Matt, Luke and Ed Benes

Sunday October 22, 2006, Partly Cloudy and cool, Water temp 64*
Picked clients up at the dock at 6:30 and started the search for bait. Looked deep for Gizzards for 40 minutes but with the front passing through the bait had moved so we went shallow to find them. After throwing for 3 1/2 hours we put out planner boards rigged with big Gizz and ran flats on or near main lake points. We hit 2 or 3 points and flats before we found one with fish that wanted to feed and started getting hits on every pass. The Stripers were moving up on it to feed and pulling right back off of it. We ran the same flat for 4 hours . The Stripers were all about the same size [5 to 6 pounds] and would hit our offerings about once every 15 minutes. Matt and his sons had a great day and enjoyed fishing on the lake that they are helping to develop[Matt is developing the new community "Cutalong"at the intersection of Routes 208 and 652]. We had 17 hits today and boated 10 Stripers. Looks like the fish are starting the fall feeding blitz and fishing should be great from here on out.

Saturday, October 21, 2006

Herb and Chance Younker

Sat. October 21, 2006, Sunny, Water Temp 65*
Threw for 3 hours this morning trying to catch baits . A major front moved through last night and repositioned the bait and the fish. We started out runing flats but had no luck and kept seeing the fish stacked over the channels so we put out downlines in addition to runing boards and ran depths from 30 ' down to 5 ' and still could not score. We fished 3 different areas and Chance finally caught a Striper over 23' of water on a board. Fished for a couple more hours and Herb caught one just at the end of the day. We fished hard all day and at times had 14 lines out for only 2 strikes. Although fishing was tough today the guys stayed optimistic and had a good time.

Friday, October 06, 2006

Peter Paradis and brother in law Jim

Oct. 6,2006; Rain and cold, water temp 73* and clear
Picked clients up at the dock at 6:30 and went in search of bait. On the way out I was thinking what a day this will be {a major cold front moved in last night and the temp dropped 30* since yesterday}. It didn't take long to confirm my fears after hitting 15 spots for bait we decided to start fishing at 9:30, 3 hours throwing for 25 baits. Anyway we ran boards and downlines today, only getting 10 hits, catching 3 Stripers, 3 Cats and the largest Bass Pete has ever caught. It rained 3 1/2 inches while we were out and the wind only got up to 25 miles an hour. I overheard Pete say on the way in" $210 for airfair from Chicago, picking Jim up at the airport and a 2 hour ride to the lake, $350 for a Fishing trip, $15 for beer, rain and wind pounding through 3 layers of clothing and rain gear and still getting soaked to the bone, Fishing License $15. Spending time with brother in law Jim on the water.....PRICELESS