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#1 Oct-31-14 2:24PM

Ernie
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From: Ashburn VA
Registered: Feb-03-06
Posts: 13085

Holloween, Severn River

Today I had the pleasure of fishing with Capt. John Page Williams who is a Senior Naturalist at the Chesapeake Bay Foundation. We got on the water around 10:45a. It was chilly (for me anyway) but a very nice day indeed.

http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj320/Kiko13PB/New%20Kiko/002_zps92bfb45f.jpg

When you fish with JPW, it is a learning experience. I listen and watch more than I fish.

It was a beautiful day on the Severn (which I usually fish in the summer) and we went by many familiar sites!

http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj320/Kiko13PB/New%20Kiko/001_zps7a31644a.jpg

http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj320/Kiko13PB/New%20Kiko/007_zps7b38d02e.jpg

http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj320/Kiko13PB/New%20Kiko/008_zps2e2d90a4.jpg

We went to a seemingly barren area until JPW showed me the slight hump in 25' of water. There, JPW caught a close to 12" WP....

http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj320/Kiko13PB/New%20Kiko/004_zps833f69d8.jpg

...and another keeper or 2.

He also caught this little guy!

http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj320/Kiko13PB/New%20Kiko/006_zpsc02dc36a.jpg

It was now 3-0...what was the difference? Well, I was using a dressed hook on my lure and he was not. I changed and quickly I tied him and kept up with him. Amazing that just that little change made such a difference. I was getting hits but they were not getting to the hook.

After some WP fun, we took some water measurements (temp, salinity, etc) and moved on to a spot that did not produce.

We entered a "pond" that I have fished before and we targeted pickerel. He caught the 1st one...a teeny one but good to see young 'uns in there.

I then got slammed but had to bring the fish over a log as JPW tried to net it....pop he went and we lost it. JPW estimated it at 20-22". I was happy because it was on a NEW ML rod and it was a blast.

JPW then got hit and brought in this nice 22'" pickle!

http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj320/Kiko13PB/New%20Kiko/016_zps4eccf51a.jpg

http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj320/Kiko13PB/New%20Kiko/015_zps22afb39c.jpg

http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj320/Kiko13PB/New%20Kiko/013_zps32c1cb01.jpg

http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj320/Kiko13PB/New%20Kiko/012_zpsadeb0dda.jpg

We saw this guy too (and he had a friend along).

http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj320/Kiko13PB/New%20Kiko/011_zpsfd94a21d.jpg

A nice Red Tailed Hawk!

Great day on the water!


Time to go fishin' again!

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#2 Nov-01-14 3:23AM

Bruce
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From: Frederick, MD
Registered: Nov-12-11
Posts: 282

Re: Holloween, Severn River

Ernie,
Thanks for sharing. I always enjoy your fishing reports...especially all of the pictures. Almost makes me feel like I was on the water...
Bruce

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#3 Nov-01-14 7:25AM

drxfish
Patagonian Toothfish
From: Sterling
Registered: Jan-04-14
Posts: 1501

Re: Holloween, Severn River

That is some good stuff, there!  I have not been on the bay or lower tribs this year.


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#4 Nov-01-14 8:18AM

GregF
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Registered: Mar-21-11
Posts: 649

Re: Holloween, Severn River

I bet you wish you went fishing with him earlier this year.  Knowing where those 12" WP live would have made a difference on the leader board.  Looks like a great day.  Always fun to go fishing with someone you can learn from.  For me that includes most other fisherman!  Especially Ernie.

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#5 Nov-01-14 8:58AM

Ernie
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From: Ashburn VA
Registered: Feb-03-06
Posts: 13085

Re: Holloween, Severn River

drxfish wrote:

I have not been on the bay or lower tribs this year.

We need to change that for next year......


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#6 Nov-01-14 11:01AM

Ernie
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From: Ashburn VA
Registered: Feb-03-06
Posts: 13085

Re: Holloween, Severn River

GregF wrote:

I bet you wish you went fishing with him earlier this year.  Knowing where those 12" WP live would have made a difference on the leader board.

Not sure if the perch would be there in the summer but I will be checking in the future. The key is a hard bottom. I know where the oyster reefs are (secret map   wink ). Plus...have a couple of new shallow water spots to try.....rode right by 'em in the past!


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#7 Nov-01-14 11:04AM

Ernie
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From: Ashburn VA
Registered: Feb-03-06
Posts: 13085

Re: Holloween, Severn River

GregF. wrote:

Knowing where those 12" WP live would have made a difference on the leader board.

All I needed was one more to replace my 10.75" WP and I would have vaulted to the top!     roll   But....Bob came in a tie for 1st...in his 1st year! cool


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#8 Nov-02-14 3:37PM

firemunkee
Patagonian Toothfish
From: Ashburn, VA
Registered: May-23-13
Posts: 1522

Re: Holloween, Severn River

Nice trip. Gotta love the Severn.


Together we'll fight the long defeat.

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#9 Nov-03-14 5:24AM

hookup
Patagonian Toothfish
Registered: Jan-31-12
Posts: 1075

Re: Holloween, Severn River

Wow. 

This is a new Ernie.  Fishing late October and not in FL.

I'm impressed

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#10 Nov-03-14 8:20AM

Ernie
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From: Ashburn VA
Registered: Feb-03-06
Posts: 13085

Re: Holloween, Severn River

You would be surprised as to how many times I have fished in cold weather.

http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj320/Kiko13PB/IMGP1757.jpg

I just don't like it unless the fishing is red hot!


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#11 Nov-03-14 9:19AM

hookup
Patagonian Toothfish
Registered: Jan-31-12
Posts: 1075

Re: Holloween, Severn River

Nice striper!

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