As a matter of fact, I used to fish a lot with my hands back in Brazil. Basically, you tie the line in your wrist to make sure it's fixed, and use your hand as the "reel." But I must admit that pitching a jig using both hands gets a bit messy - I got many knots that day. Hah.
Mike made a little video up to Blackwood Lake, hence he had to leave early. You can watch the video here. Note that Mike H. went to the Fairmount Dam in the afternoon whereas Jay, Steve and I went to Driscoll Pond.
October 22nd, Wissahickon Creek
I decided to go fishing with my friend Andrew N.. We went to the Wissahickon Creek for some Trout, and stayed there from 4 until dusk. The day turned out to be very productive, and both of us finished with our limit of 3 Trouts per day.
All my Trout were caught from 4:15-4:45, while Andrew's were caught around dusk. Notice how his Trouts are much bigger than mine (Left: mine, right: his)! So, the hypothesis is still alive: "Bigger Trout bite at peak feeding times." Heh...
Also, as a conscious fisherman, Andrew practiced some selective harvest since a Redbreast Sunfish swallowed his hook very deep. Smart idea, bro!
Trout season is on...
October 23rd, Wissahickon Creek
Since Monday was very productive, I gave it a shot on Tuesday again! However, I must say that going to the Wissahickon is a lot of trouble for me! I have to get the Bus R from Frankford Transportation Center, and the trip takes around 50 minutes. After getting out of the Wissahickon Transfer Center, I have to walk through the trail for another good 30 minutes...Hahaha plenty of exercise and time, huh?
But it's worth it, isn't it? I think so. I finished the day with 3 Rainbow Trouts, giving emphasis to the one on the picture below: 15 inches, 1.3lbs.
The biggest of the Season so far is still 1.6lbs! I can't wait to get a bigger one. =)
October 26th, Wissahickon Creek
After a whole week of college, I hit Wissahickon one more time. Once again, I went there with my friends Andrew N.. We arrived there around 3:30, and fished until dusk. Unfortunately, the day wasn't as productive; however, the reason was because we decided to explore other locations!
It was a great exercise and trip, and I ended up getting my smallest Trout of the season: 10 inches! Yay! Hehehe.
The second picture is of the Trout that I'm going to smoke soon. You guys know, right? The traditional stuff: brining/salting/marinating, then smoking with either plum or cherry wood (my preferences)...Heh. I started smoking them this season, good stuff. I prefer to season the fish, and smoke it for 4 hours at 250F.
Note: From November onwards, every beginning of the month I'll post a "Recent Fishing Sessions" post with my fishing adventures for the month. I'll update the post by session, and always keep you guys updated on it! This way, people that don't have a Facebook account can still have access to these updates!