Wednesday, November 25, 2009

George Graysinger , Hillary, Seth and Eli

November 25th, 2009: Cloudy, Cool and Nasty, Water Temperature 54* and Clear.
Caught bait early and picked up the guys at 6:30, put out a spread of boards and pulled mid lake flats and points. This morning it was foggy and damp, the sun did not come out till we came in this afternoon. The bite was slow today but we fished hard to catch these few Stripers. Usually the youngest [Eli] catches the largest fish but today his mother had the honers.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Brian and Todd

November 23rd, 2009: Cloudy, Cold and Rain, Water temperature 55* and clear.
Brian did not have to work today due to the rain so he called me to go out and fish this afternoon. We caught bait and put out our spread at 3pm hoping to catch a few big fish. We took a couple hits before hooking up but once we did on a particular stretch the fish ate our offerings. By 4 o'clock the feed was over and we did not boat another fish. With in an hour we had taken a dozen hits and boated some nice fish. Guess if we started earlier it would have been like work keeping up with the fish. Todd is pictured holding the first fish of the afternoon and the guys held up a few of the fish we caught in the parking lot after dark for a quick foggy picture.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Dixon Ellis

This 34 inch Striper was caught 30 minutes ago on the Lake by a friend of mine. The picture was sent by phone. You may notice Dixon's eyes are closed, he may be thanking God for letting him reel in this beautiful fish, allowing him to warm up on this cold morning and asking forgiveness for missing Church today. Congratulations!

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Gary Leonard

Nice stringer of Stripers caught with Anthony in a couple hours this morning.
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Thursday, November 19, 2009

Roger and Bob

November 19th, 2009: Cloudy,Windy, Rain and Hail, Water temperature 55* and clear.
Got out early and hung a lantern for bait. Caught all I needed in a few throws , went back to pick up my light and the top on my boat hit the bottom of the bridge, creating a slight tear over the rail support. Seems the lake rose over the hour I was there this morning. Picked the guys up at 6:30 and went fishing. Before I could get my spread out the board closest to the bank went off and Roger grabbed it, fought it well and we boated the fish. I continued to put the baits out till I had 10 boards, a bobber and a downline in the water. We hit a flat and 4 baits got real nervous but the fish would not hook up. After a couple hours of action Roger hooked up with a nice fish while the wind was blowing and a luck would have it my trolling motor decided to break. I worked on it for a few minutes, restored power but the steering was shot so I called my wife and asked her to bring me my spare TM. I steered by hand for the next 30 minutes until she arrived. We continued to work flats, humps and points with similar results, about a third of the hits we would get would actually hook up. Anthony was also out in his boat today and was having the same results until he called me on the radio and said "You better get prepared, I am getting pounded over here, with Hail!" Two minutes later it hit us and the storm was quite impressive. Wind and marble size hail rocked us for 15 minutes, thank God I had put the top on the boat this morning. Anthony called back and said that all the bait and fish had gone straight to the bottom of the lake. We could only imagine what that storm would have looked like from a fish's perspective, looking up and seeing and hearing the hail hit the water. Within 2 minutes the lake was white. We continued fishing until 12:30 , I was out of bait, we had gone through 35 baits so we decided to go catch more. Within 30 minutes I caught 28 more and set up in a different area. The leaves were so bad today from the lake rising and the water pulling the leaves off the bank every minute of the day I was constantly shaking leaves off my planner boards. We fished till we had all had enough and decided to call it a day, and what a day it was. Not only was the day very eventful, we were all in good company, had a lot of fun and the fishing was Great. The few mini fronts that blew through today stalled the fishing temporarily but it wasn't long before it would pick right back up. Roger is shown holding a nice Striper he wrestled in the boat. We caught and released some very nice Stripers today, the guys keeping a limit to take home.

Monday, November 02, 2009

Sara Seay

Here is Sara with her first deer[s]. Her daddy Steve has been practicing shooting with her all year in anticipation of taking her hunting in muzzle loading season. Today was their first chance to get out and Steve called about an hour before dark to see if they could come over and give it a try. They got up in one of my stands while I was driving in the driveway from my trip today. While I was posting my journal about our fishing trip today I heard a KPoww,, immediately got a call from Steve that she had laid one down. He said he was going to reload in case another deer came out in the field. About 10 minutes later I called him and he did not answer, and I knew why. KPoww, then he called all excited, she just shot her second deer. They came up to the house and Sara was as calm as she could be, we got my Doberman and went to check on the deer. Sara had dropped the first deer in its tracks, shot through the heart, my dog tracked the other deer about 30 yards and it to was shot through the heart. Two perfect shots!
Great job Sara, we are very proud of you and your expertise with a firearm. Not bad for an 8 year old.
I just am a little concerned though, I don't know if Louisa County can handle another " Seay" hunting!

Chris and Christopher Brennan with Jim Chen

November 2nd, 2009: Cloudy then Blue Bird Skies, Water Temperature 62* and Clear.
Picked the guys up at 5:30 and went to catch bait. Threw for 4 hours with no results, the sun came out , the bait bunched up and 3 casts later we were fishing. The first ledge I pulled over 4 out of 5 rods started shaking, only one hooked up but it got off before getting to the boat. We pulled the mouths of creeks, across points, hit humps, basically fished from Stubbs Bridge all the way to the 522 Bridge and other areas and caught 5 Stripers. I hate to make excuses but I think we missed the early morning bite and once the front came through the fish turned off. We were glad to get the 5 fish. Christopher is pictured with his first Striper.

Sunday, November 01, 2009

The Goochland Gang

The Goochland Gang strikes again! These are some die hard Striper fisherman who fish the lake every chance they get. They are on the water in the wee hours of the morning collecting bait and spend long hours looking for and catching Stripers. They teamed up fishing out of Ricky's, Timmy's and Roger's boats and herded these Stripers up to catch this beautiful stringer of fish. Timmy is holding the largest Striper of the day, Ricky is holding his grandson Dean. They all have big smiles on their faces but little Dean gets the last laugh, he caught the big one today. If the guys had a bet on the largest fish of the day Dean would have some cash for his piggy bank. Congratulations guys!