First, I would like to apologize for the inactivity here on the Blog. Unfortunately, I had a tough finals week at Temple University earlier this month (thankfully, everything is done). As for fishing, the weather hasn't helped a lot recently -- brutal weather on some days, frozen Lakes and Pond, snow+rain, etc.
Below are the photos of the month! Even though it's Winter in the USA, it's Summer in Brazil! Fishing is awesome at this time of the year. All photos were taken at the Guarapiranga Reservoir -- the place where I used to fish, with my father, during my Childhood. You can really a little bit more about the Guarapiranga Reservoir on my other post, here.
And now, for the December fishing sessions...
--- December 4nd, 2013 ---
I went to the Fairmount Dam with my friend Matt A.. The plan was to leave a couple rods for Catfish (or whatever bit) and have a rod for active fishing. We threw our Catfish rods out with chicken liver, but we didn't have a single solid fish the entire night. Matt lost a couple fish and I had some small bites. That was pretty much it...
And, of course, we lost a couple rigs as well. Pretty "snaggy" area. =/
--- December 5th, 2013 ---
Location: Schuylkill River
- 2 Channel Catfish
Since the weather was pretty nice, I used the opportunity to go Catfishing on the Schuylkill Banks. I finished the day with 2 Channel Catfish -- a 2.0 and 2.5lbs. They were both caught on Shrimp.
--- December 7th, 2013 ---
Location: Linden Lake
- 2 Chain Pickerel
I went fishing at Linden Lake, in Lindenwold. I was expecting some Black Crappies on my jig, but ended up with a bunch of big Bluegill and 2 Chain Pickerel.
--- December 20th, 2013 ---
Location: Upper Cooper River
- 2 Black Crappie
After a good while, I was finally able to go out fishing again! The weather for the past 2 weeks hasn't been very good, not to mention that I had my finals week recently as well (I'm still recovering from it).
My mother is also visiting from Brazil; therefore, I've been spending some family time. Thus, less fishing...
I went to the Upper Cooper River with my friends Andrew N. and Matt A. (Haddonfield). The carping was very slow for Matt. Andrew finished with a bunch of small fishes (Black Crappie, Bluegill, Yellow Perch, Green Sunfish, etc). I finished with some Black Crappie and Bluegills.
--- December 22nd, 2013 ---
Location: Newton Lake
- 1 Black Crappie
- 1 Brown Bullhead
Since the weather was so nice, I went fishing at Newton Lake with my friend Matt A.. The plan was to catch some small Bluegills and use them as bait for the bigger fish. We also brought some nightcrawlers and corn. I finished the day with a couple Bluegill, Black Crappie, and one Brown Bullhead. Matt decided to Carp and unfortunately he got skunked (he did catch a couple Bluegills, though).
While we fished, there were a couple Bass boats out. We even saw one guy land a small Largemouth Bass on a spinner bait. Pretty neat! Gotta enjoy while the weather is nice! Today is the first day of Winter, and perhaps it will be the warmest of this season...