Time to take an informal tone while I review the summer of 2014. So welcome to my post fishing buddies, pull up a chair, have a cold one or a hot coffee or whatever makes you happy and let’s rap a bit.
Summer is gone and I want to get this seasonal report out into the “blogosphere,” before I end up sitting on it for the next month and releasing it late. Summer is my favorite season for a reason: I am able to get more fishing done and get er’ done nearby. My spots within a 10 mile radius hit most during the summer. That means a short trip after work while the sun is still out at 5pm, can still be very productive. With fall comes an earlier sundown, colder temperatures and the fish in my area begin to shut down. This is why you often hear me talking about “heading to the hills.” The hills and their lakes are at least 45 minutes away so that means longer fishing trips that I can’t take after work.
Another reason that I love spring and summer is that my favorite fish are a’ feedin’! That will be apparent with my summer numbers which are exciting to me! So, without further adieu, here is the breakdown:
Carp/ PM = 04
Pan Fish = 25
Catfish = 14
Trout = 07
Striper = 28
*Salmon = 00
*Sturgeon = 00
Total: 120 Fish
- Spring time brought me 60 fish and to me that was productive, but summer brought me 120 fish.
- This summer I caught 120 fish out of the 211 I have caught all year!
- Last year I caught a TOTAL of 80 fish! One summer brought me more fish than the entire year of 2013!
And aside from that here are some observations:
- Only 25 panfish which is a decent number but I also didn’t just pad my numbers with easy catches.
- 41 Largemouth Bass! I had some decent bass days.
- 28 stripers after having so few last year! It felt good to get out there and catch some tuxedo bass again!
I will continue to search for some Bass this fall and go after some salmon. AND I will post some pictures of my first annual “End of the Summer fish Fry,” after we figure out a date. Well folks, thanks for swinging by and I look forward to sharing my fishing adventures with you this fall!