Cumberland city skipjack

Discussion in 'Skipjack Herring' started by cvick, Jan 2, 2018.

  1. cvick

    cvick Member

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    Anyone been catching any skips at the steam plant in Cumberland city?
     
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  2. wadekaminski

    wadekaminski Well-Known Member

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    Tough, very tough !
     
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  3. Jbuck

    Jbuck Well-Known Member

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    Tough catching them or tough braving the weather?
     
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  4. wadekaminski

    wadekaminski Well-Known Member

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    They aren't in there very thick... so tough catching them. I could care less about the cold weather if I was catching fish. 10 hours worth of driving for a few skips is horrible.
     
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  5. cvick

    cvick Member

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    I'm planning on going tomorrow morning. Did you go today or last week or when?
     
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  6. wadekaminski

    wadekaminski Well-Known Member

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    I was there Sunday but the reports from yesterday weren't much better.
     
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  7. cvick

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    Well I went this morning. The skips were in there but not thick. Stayed for about 2 hours and caught around 45.
     
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  8. twaskom

    twaskom Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    That isn't too bad. I have seen good sized one 16 to 18 inch skip caught consistently and I have seen 12 to 14 inch skip caught. What would you say their size was?
     
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  9. wadekaminski

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    Sunday (and yes there is a shad in there) 20180103_164425.jpg
     
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  10. cvick

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    The ones I was catching today were smaller then the big ones we usually seem to catch in there. Probably 12 to 14 inch is closest to most of everything I caught today.
     
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  11. Shovel head

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    Is the water any clearer, I was there about 10 days ago and it was pretty muddy.
     
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  12. wadekaminski

    wadekaminski Well-Known Member

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    It was muddy today... and tough fishing again. We managed 94 between 2 adults and an 11 year old (who did quite well for himself even in the cold temps). Average size was bigger than last week but still not close to a limit even after fishing all day.
     
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  13. BajaCoop

    BajaCoop Well-Known Member

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    The mud seems to mess things up more than anything.
     
  14. wadekaminski

    wadekaminski Well-Known Member

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    Pressure was 30.5 on Saturday. I'm guessing that played a big part of it.
     
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  15. storm44

    storm44 Active Member

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    Tuesday and Wednesday the skipjack were hitting good, 2 of us was able to catch our limit of 100 in 4 hrs both days. They were hitting good on the white sabaki's. The guy fishing next to me on Wed was using Shineee Hineee's and tearing them up.
     
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  16. cvick

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    Thinking about making a trip tomorrow or Monday. Y'all think they will still be there?
     
  17. storm44

    storm44 Active Member

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    Not sure.... I know they were calling for more snow last Friday so I don't know if that will effect them or not
     
  18. cvick

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    I ended up going Sunday. It was a little slow but not too bad. Caught about 60 in 3 hours. Had to really work for them though. They were hitting sibiki rigs better than anything else.
     
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