Saturday, July 4, 2009

Pamunkey vs. James

So most know who have gone out with me before that I am not a big fan of summertime /night fishing. Summertime can be just so unpredictable. Sometimes you can find the fish but you just can't get them to bite. It is very fustrating. So Tursday night I had a trip on the James River and it was typical summertime. We got skunked! We marked fish everywhere and never even got a good bite. My dad was also out thursday night and he had even fewer bites than we did. I was pretty irritated about those results Thursday so Last night I went to the Pamunkey River. My dad also went with his boat. My goal was to fish in similar weather conditions as Thurday night and the smae type of bait and compare the results of the two rivers.

I have been fishing the pamunkey for about 5 years but not nearly as often as the James. I don't have nearly as many "holes" there but I know there is a ton of stuff to fish and I just havn't found it all yet. I also have never been able to catch bait on the pamunkey and would always have to bring my own.

Last night I finally figured out the bait and I don' tthink I will ever have to worry about bait again there. I fished from 6:30 until about 2am ans ended up with 6 fish, a 10, 14, 14, 20, 23 and a 36. Now I would have like to have 1 or 2 more over 30 but when you look at how we did Thursday night i am pretty happy. My dad also did well last night and caught an 8, 10, 32 and a 41.

Round 1 goes to the Pamunkey!



1 comment:

  1. I fish the mattaponi and have for a few years now. I also have never been able to catch bait on it or the pamunkey. For that reason I have always fished with live bluegill. This is the next best bait I belive. If you would be willing to share any knowledge you have I would be very greatful.

    Desperat Dan