Posted by Leo Sheng at 10:34 AM
What's up, Blog Readers?
Today I am bringing you guys my fishing report for February 14th, 2017. The statistical fishing chart was updated as well. Aren't you guys glad that we are only two months behind here now?! :)
Location: Delaware Canal
Time: 11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
- 3 Bluegill (Lepomis macrochirus)
Below are the highlights for this fishing session:
My 13th outing of 2017. Don't forget to watch it in HD quality (1080p60)! If you enjoy watching my videos, please support my YouTube Channel by subscribing to it. More likes and more subscribes = more time to make videos!
Summary & Photos:
As the name of the video implies, this fishing session was a tough one!
The main objective for the day was to go to the Delaware Canal for some Carp fishing. I had two medium-action and one ultra-light rod with me, not to mention my huge Balzer Metallica net. After loading my bag with two cans of sweet kernel corn, I was ready for some action!!!
All hopes were lost upon arrival, though...Heh. After I arrived at the Delaware Canal, I came to realize that albeit the weather had been softly warm for the past two days (~45F), the watershed itself still had a thin sheet of ice on it.
An iced up Delaware Canal D:
Needless to say, a little bit of ice was definitely not enough to stop Extreme Philly Fishing. ;) Even though my prime Common Carp (Cyprinus carpio) spot was frozen, I still looked around the canal for other potential Carp spots. After thirty minutes of search, I finally found a little place to chum. I ended up setting up two rods with slip-sinker setups -- 1/2 oz. egg sinkers with a size #8 Mustad hook.
Winter Carping right next to structure. To the right of this photo, a bridge.
I spent approximately three hours there, folks. And in the end, I hadn't had a single tap! So, yeah...that was definitely enough for me to give up on those Carp. Hah. That is when I thanked myself for bringing an ultra-light rod!
My secondary and last plan for the day was to catch some Black Crappie (Pomoxis nigromaculatus) and Bluegill. Thus, I tied on a Kenders 4 mm. Ice Fishing jighead, tipping it with small pieces of nightcrawler. Suspended jigging with a Comal weighted float was the main technique used. Sadly, the Crappie did not want to collaborate. Thus, at the end of the day, I was able to only land three measly Sunfish...
Fish #274 of the year. A Bluegill
On one hand, I was quite disappointed for the lack of Carp. On the other hand, I was pretty satisfied that I didn't really get skunked. Hah.
As I always like to tell my subscribers and followers -- "even one fish is better than nothing." And folks...that day was a tough day on the water!
Best of luck to all of us,
Long Days and Pleasant Nights!
Leo S. a.k.a. Extreme Philly Fishing