04-29-2012, 10:36 PM
alright thats it I gonna try for some daytime flatheads... hey blacky, is this the only time of the year you fish for flatheads during the day or do you do this all year round?
04-29-2012, 11:28 PM
Way to go Tan, your tearing em up this year.
04-30-2012, 10:42 AM
Daytime flatheading during the summer or during a high pressure (blue bird skies) is futile.
Originally Posted by CatKong
I like to daytime fish when:
1. It's warm during the day and gets cold at night.
2. The river is up, ripping, muddy.
3. Overcast skies.
Just remember when fishing the Skuke.....there are no rules!
04-30-2012, 11:17 AM
- Mark Smith
Tan is on fire keep tearing em up.
04-30-2012, 02:21 PM
Had a very solid weekend.
I met up with some buddies on Friday and caught about 4-5 flats between us. I hit a solid 22 which was my only fish, but the biggest was about 24.8. the rest were 15lbs. and less.
Saturday I basically fished all day for smaller game fish then went out for flats around 6:30 with my buddy from Drexel. He hit a 22 around 6:45-7 o'clock. Due to very low water in the area and after talking some sense into my friend, we finally moved too a much deeper area. Within minutes of casting, I saw my brand new graphite rod doubling over and the Calcutta was squealing drag out. I ran and picked up the rod & this fish was peeling out line like it was it's job. I was unable to reel in for quite sometime and even when I did reel in, he just peeled twice the amount out. Finally, minutes after the epic fight I pulled in my new PB at 36 pounds on the dot. Immediately after that I managed to pull in a 12#er and my buddy got a 9.8 after that. Alittle later in the evening he also got a 12#er.
Unfortunately, due to poor planning, My buddy didn't eat before he came out so we had to leave early, before 11.
Sunday I had a plan set - Hit a big daytime flat.
Me and my buddy Mike headed out in pursuit of this goal. We must of waited a good 2 and a half hour before we got a fish in, he hit his first channie of the year at 5.7 pounds. around five I was growing restless and was considering calling it quits until I saw my new graphite rod double over and spit out drag yet again! After a very exciting fight I pulled a rewarding in a 27.8 pound Flathead at 5:15! no other fish were caught and we called it a day around 6:30.
This was a very gratifying weekend.
04-30-2012, 02:22 PM
Thought this was pretty cool...
04-30-2012, 02:41 PM
- louis schwarz
Nice Job congrats on the new pb! Hope you got a pictures on the scale for east vs west vs central. Live or cut? Should be heading down this weekend for one or two nights.
No way would you get me to leave the river to eat. Take the truck and get food but leave your rods!
04-30-2012, 02:54 PM
Originally Posted by delawareriver
What's this E vs. W vs. C? I don't fish for competition, I fish cos I love it.
I only have used cut. live has yet to produce anything impressive to me.
And I agree, The kid is not the sharpest tool in the shed. I always usually bring my meals on to the river cos I compete as a Powerlifter in 165 lb. class. I don't party, I no longer drink. So I fish & I find it more enjoyable back when I used to get blasted every weekend.
04-30-2012, 04:55 PM
- Nick Baysek
Congrats on the new PB! Super fat fish! The east vs west, was brought back from a few years ago. It was a fun competition seeing which side of the state produced the best flatheads, and had the most dedicated anglers. Was alot of fun a few years back check it out.
05-01-2012, 12:09 AM
congrats on the new PB Eric.