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Old 03-16-2012, 05:05 PM
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Bloods r great unlit the perch move in then it's jus not worth the money as for nesshaminy from shore I'm not sure later i can look at my chart and see if i can find a really good spot for u but station ave is a popular spot I used heaviest weighs then most but 4oz bank sinkers r good and fish finder rigs r prob the most popular rig but if u use more than one rod it be beneficial to use a high low rig on one and fish finder on the other.
Catch'em up I'll be out by sunup saterday
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Old 03-17-2012, 12:57 AM
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**** Thts the Stripers on and off ramp from shallow to deep water and should be the prime place for Stripers if they are around they will stack up at these places this time of year and when they are on this structure they r usually willing to feed. If I could upload (I don't know how) from my phone I could send u a pic of latest chart of ur area but I do it all from my phone and I jus can't figure out how to get pics posted on here through my iPhone. The single best tool and knowledge u can possess is a good chart and the ability to read it. I'm catching fish before I even hit the river jus studying and visualizing the charts. Lol good fishing!
Wet'em if u got'em hook'em land'em tag'em and release'em if u can.

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Old 03-17-2012, 07:07 AM
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Thanks MUCH!
I'm getting ready to go out this morning and I will try your suggestions. I also picked up some chicken livers to set up the kids rods for some cats while out there too. Seems a little foggy this morning, so hopefully it clears up and gets warmer.
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Old 03-17-2012, 08:20 PM
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Another atelier day over 30 bass several over 21" up to 27" hit 7 different structure points and every spot on the chart produced. Even had 5 cats one close to 10 lbs it was 34". Actually trolled my first river bass today. Threw target live blueback herring and landed a 17" bass. Threw storm jointed soft body swim shad and landed 4 bass up to 20". One bass 16" on a cripple herring with a buck tail swing hook on the back. I'll tell u the mild winter really helped our population of bass I suspect almost all of last year young made it threw the winter no thermal shock this year. All bass were thick full bellies and looking clean and healthy. 27" bass had sea lice on him so rest assured some bass have migrated up from the bay. Waters were 50 degrees everywhere I went. Fog was a blast this morning hope to c More of tht this season. Bas were busting sown at the mouth of pennypack near the bottom of the tide I think I spooked them as I got near they shut down not tons of fish but noticable from the channel to get my attention. Things r heating up. Tomm should be even better. Prob could of landed well over 50 bass but I only kept movin around because it's only so much fun u can have reeling in 15-24 fish on med-heavy setups so I kept moving to find larger fish. Hopefully Tomm I will crack 28" found fish is every depth from 8' - 33' they r all over right now.
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Old 03-18-2012, 06:18 AM
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Fished the full out going tide yesterday anchored off the rancocus sand bar, bloods and clams. Had a lot of fun with shorts. The wife and i boated 46 shorts on the blood worms. We had a few better bites on the clams but nothing over 20" yet!!! heading out this morning just to use up remaining bait and try the incoming tide.
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Old 03-18-2012, 07:32 AM
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Tried nightcrawlers and chicken livers just for any kind of activity, but got only one bite.
Went from just north of the burlington-bristol bridge (Lehigh Channel) down to NE Philly/Bensalem border area.
No good news to report yet for us :(
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Old 03-18-2012, 09:15 AM
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Saw u and the wife out there I'm the one in the small aluminum with rods everywhere lol going back out today keep at it don't get discouraged put in ur time it's still early I'm actually tired of catching rats and shorts lol. Going further south today.
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Old 03-18-2012, 07:12 PM
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Hey mu fish, what do you mean by "The single best tool and knowledge u can possess is a good chart and the ability to read it.". Where are therse charts? Is it a chart from say a depth finder? If its not how can i locate these charts? I live and fish from the hudson river in the Hudson Valley( Beacon, NY)
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Old 03-18-2012, 08:36 PM
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Slower day today still managed 17 bass but it wasnt bang Bang at any of the previous 7 spots and none of the bass were over 21". All still had fish on them but they jus werent tht active. Did see 2 really huge bass break surface and thrash around. One was def over 30 pounds right in the channel too. Was other fish jumpin outa the water up by ranacokas maybe shad idk. Water was 50-52 any day now the cows will be coming home.

NOAA charts are available online. They r contour and depth charts. Shows the outline of the bottom so u can pick out different underwater points fingers humps flats bars etc. Then u jus use ur gps and put ur boat in the most favorable position based on ur knowledge on the movements of bass and how they relate to different bottom structure in a river. Depth/fishfinder only show u a small patch and u can piece it together but the charts show u the bigger picture and using the chart helps me save time locating prime spots
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Old 03-19-2012, 06:04 AM
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I used up our remaining bait by 11:00am yesterday, took about 10 and a 5 lb fish on last worm. they are getting better, hopefully next weekend the cows will be grazing.
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Old 03-19-2012, 06:06 AM
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Chapp, most larger area marina's will carry or can help you charts for nearby waters.
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Old 03-19-2012, 05:31 PM
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Took an early leave from work on this fine day and made another attempt - brought in 4 nice sized cats - but still no bass - or anything else for that matter. Went to the mouth of the rancocas... just cats though :(
Tried using clams... from the can. Could that be why??
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Old 03-19-2012, 08:59 PM
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Just off the river early was nasty got wet and beet up but stayed at it a located a hungry school of small bass and had a blast totaled 20 stripes 2 cats. 17 bass landed myself and 3 fRom step pop each with a cat largest bass was21" smallest 14" left them biting to.check.out a few other spots but no takers ill finish report later on way to work.
Updated: all fish were caught in 17-21 ft of water. Water was clean and clear but had 1-2 ft breakers early on and the wind against tide didn't help things after the tide began to fall the wind cut down enough to really move around and I jus used my chart and gps and got right on fish at the second of 6 spots fished. Coulda prob stay on those same fish for another hour easy they wouldn't let up but I had time limit and several spots to scout for the weekend at other locations So at 20 I tossed him back and pulled up and moved on but only small taps and one run but no hookups or fish landed. Waters averaged 49 did come across a area tht had 50 throughout the column. Marked wht looked like a big school of shad or herring near one of the ledges I scouted and if they were small bass They weren't biting. Marked alot more life on the river today weekend should bring out alot of anglers so chances r we will hear more good reports soon. Gps and nautical depth chart learn the travel habits of our river bass and u should do better than those around u.
where on the delawere were you fishing? I'm planin on bringing my boat out next Sunday, and recommendations on lures or baits?
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Old 03-19-2012, 09:08 PM
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I used up our remaining bait by 11:00am yesterday, took about 10 and a 5 lb fish on last worm. they are getting better, hopefully next weekend the cows will be grazing.
Where on the deleware are you fishing?
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Old 03-20-2012, 10:56 AM
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Well better late than never!! I am hoping to head out of Darby creek on sunday. My first time out for Stripers, for my pop and I. Any suggestions for fishing out around little tinicum island?? I have blood worms! And hope to do well.
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