Archives (September 2007):
- Greg Boyd and I returned to fish the
Delaware. We fished the same section
as the week before. We both did well
with a few smallies a piece and one striper.
Successful flies include buggy tan-brown
flies, poppers and Dougherty's
Paddler. The morning trico
hatch was tremendous leaving a carpet-like
surface on the water. A few fish
gorged themselves (as seen below) on the
hungry guy, stuffed on tricos
Delaware schoolie striper
- I had my best smallmouth bass day on the
Delaware river. Guide
Greg Boyd and I drifted the river
above and below the Frenchtown bridge.
We fished from 7:30 am - 12:30 pm.
During that time I caught roughly a dozen
bass and missed at least three
more. My largest two bass were
nearly black. All fish were caught
using an orange Dougherty's
a 17" smallie
- I returned to fish the Lambertville
wing-dam south to to just above Fireman's
Eddy. I fished towards evening and was
hoping the rapids combined with the bait I
had seen the previous week would result in
more catches. Unfortunately, only one
bass was caught. This bass was caught
using a grey Dougherty's Paddler.
Other flies used included Clouser's floating
minnow and poppers. Again, the river
appeared very low and clear.
the Lambertville wing-dam
- The fishing structure around Tumble Falls
hadn't produced much so I decided to fish
below the Lambertville wing-dam. Again
fishing was so-so with only two smallmouths
and one bluegill. Small minnows (shad)
were abundant and measured roughly 3 inches
in length. Nothing was seen chasing
the bait. The river appeared low.
- I returned to
fish Tumble Falls below Frenchtown, NJ with
my wife Nancy. We fished for about an
hour and half towards evening. Not
much was happening. A few caddis were
emerging. I did manage a couple of
hits and one smallie. The smallmouth
was caught using a Dougherty's
Paddler in orange.
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