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Offline DRY

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May is busting out all over!!
« on: May 03, 2021, 01:45:00 PM »
Haven't fished for a while because of various reasons with wind being one of the worst.
Northern tier rain pushed the Susquehanna to 14 feet in my area so I went wading today. Great color to the water. Mid 50's water temps...
Started out slow but when I slowed the presentation down and avoided the inside current...I found them along the shoreline. Picked up nine smallmouth on the Willie Wannabee and the Locket minnow. Biggest one was 2.5 pounds and the bigger fish had not spawned yet.



Moved over to the trib that I fish. There the water had not risen at all because all the rain was up north. The water was approaching summer low levels. Here I picked up another five smallmouth all on the river darter...nose hooked and fished on a slow drift.





Interestingly enough these bass had not spawned yet either. Those windy cold fronts we had last week lowered the water temps to around 50F or below and it looks to me like these fish held off on spawning.

Spring is busting out all over!! Beautiful time of the year.  ;D

Bill
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May is busting out all over!!
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Offline zelmo

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Re: May is busting out all over!!
« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2021, 01:58:55 PM »
Well done.  The water temperature down here never got that low, and it is supposed to be over 60 today.  I am going out tomorrow and I suspect that they have at least started to spawn.  Water level is up so I hope that didnít cause a problem. 

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Re: May is busting out all over!!
« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2021, 07:48:19 AM »
Some beautiful fish Dry! Thanks for sharing!
Wind has been making it tough to fish up here. Sunday 51mph wind gust. The river is up 3-4' with some color.
Last water temp check was 50 degrees.

Going to hit a local lake up here today. Rose Valley Lake

Good Luck Zelmo!
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Offline Phil Sweeney

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Re: May is busting out all over!!
« Reply #3 on: Today at 05:41:07 AM »
Awesome fishing day Bill!

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Offline zelmo

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« Reply #4 on: Today at 08:18:12 AM »
Good Luck Zelmo!

Water temp was 62 - 63 but high and muddy.  Only managed one dink so I don't know where we stand in the spawn.

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