Had the lower unit off of the outboard to get some repair work done so I decided not to go to some of the bigger lakes I have been itching to go and fish now that they are open. So I decided to hit the river in Tunkhannock with the trolling motor, LOL. Things have changed quite a bit since the last time I was there. The water is way down(which I like in the summer, but not so much in the spring). There is also some kind of algae washing down the river suspending in the water column. That made the fishing a bit tough, the slime sticks to lures on every cast! That made things a bit tough, it seemed like the fish didn't like it either. It took me quite a while to figure out what the fish were doing, but I did and fished accordingly for about 45 minutes till I had to leave and meet up with my wife. Ended up with 11 smallies and 2 walleyes. 3/4's of the smallies and the 2 walleye I caught were in that 45 minute time frame. 4 or 5 of the smallies were in the 14-16" range and those bigger ones were all caught in that 45 minute time frame along with the walleyes. Another note I have about the bite was that the fish were a bit finicky. I went through an entire package of grubs from fish just grabbing the tail and tearing it off. I actually enjoy the tough days and this was one of them. Figuring out how to catch them when the bite is tough is something that I really enjoy doing(as long as I do eventually figure them out of course, LOL)!
My name is Anderson Boyd, if it isn't obvious I LOVE to fish! I would love to take you out and show you how and where to catch em! Keep track of my boats fish catching through this Blog!
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