Life Outdoors Unlimited Fishing Report
Week Ending March 22, 2015
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Guides for 2015 Include:
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Captain Kenny (KP3) Penrod; Jason Shay; Bret Winegardner; Al
Fiorelli; Matt Greene; John Stygler; Pete Holmes.
Notes: Our fishing
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SUSQUEHANNA & JUNIATA RIVERS:
***; 42-44 degrees;
Juniata clear; Susquehanna stained and <40
degrees; 7.3 on Friday 20th, falling to 6.0 by
Monday 23. Juniata 7.0 on
the 20thm rising to 7.8 by Monday.
Duncannon, Pa ON March 11 but both rivers were frozen
over. By Friday, the 13th, we were fishing on the
efficient It’s unbelievable how quickly, furiously and
hydrological efficient “ice-out” can be.
By Tuesday/Wednesday 17/18th the main river
in this area was navigable but not quite fishable. We stayed
in the Juniata
for this report purpose.
Amity was opened
on the 16th but we fished upriver until then. We
Riverfront Campground. Smallmouth bass activity was
really slow last week but by week’s end we were catching
plenty of nice fish, mostly on
KP Special tubes
available at Riverfront Campground and Susquehanna Tackle
Company. Dark tubes were best early but by Thursday it
didn’t matter much.
The weekend was
typical, lots of boats and cooler weather. Kimberly caught
the first “Ken Penrod 20” Smallmouth Club” bass from the
Juniata on a KP Series tubes attached to a great
Ardent rod & reel
spooled with Sunline mono.
There is a long line of floating ice along the east side but
LOU guides Jason Shay and Matt Greene
caught lots of bass from the west shore near Perdix.
We are catching
some “black blotch” bass but that’s so typical of cold
weather—and we catch them in every water we fish from
Maine to Florida. Dave Kerrigan’s client caught a
walleye but no musky yet.
This coming week
everything will be open and we can reach-out to the main
river haunts, I’m sure. We have dates open for those of you
that want to taste this action, so zip your man-suit up and
call me for a date with one of my guys.
UPPER POTOMAC RIVER:
stained. A little high at 4.43 Saturday, with a rise this
week to 5.7 at Point of Rocks; 40-44 degrees.
are not a good river boater, wait a while, but these
conditions are conducive to very good smallmouth fishing if
you probe shoreline eddies with KP Series tubes. I Like
Lander for this but Edwards Ferry is another good choice.
TIDAL POTOMAC RIVER:
very good water; temps
range from 45-55 depending where you launch.
Belle Haven Marina area, the
Blue Plains influence is major, and that extends downriver
into Smoot Bay.
Silver Buddies, Mizmo tubes and swimbaits attached to
Big Shakey lures
do the deed. Belle Haven Coves are another good stop.
is open and inviting. 50 degrees is always the turn-on
temperature and rattling baits on points near the park, or
tubes and Rapala DT-4
over new-grown spatterdock is you other option.
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