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#21 Aki

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Posted 11 March 2011 - 10:12 AM

That's 300miles up north of me.  Tokyo area recieved relatively minor damage here and there. 
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Posted 11 March 2011 - 01:04 PM

Dang Aki.  Glad to here you are okay.  I hope there are no bad aftershocks.  If you need a place to retreat, feel free to fly over to America and fish the Flats with me.  ;)
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#23 MikeThePike

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Posted 11 March 2011 - 05:09 PM

If the rivers pumping out mud like it is up here the fishing might be a little tough....the wilkes barre gauge currently reads 26.5' and rising....flood stage is 22'  :-\ :-\

for perspective, I hunt turkeys in this field, its now covered in 8 feet of pissed off river water  ;) :D

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another 2' and its on US11

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#24 dano

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Posted 11 March 2011 - 06:06 PM

If the rivers pumping out mud like it is up here the fishing might be a little tough....the wilkes barre gauge currently reads 26.5' and rising....flood stage is 22'  :-\ :-\


Yup the Susky is gonna be blasting this weekend.  We'll defintely stay out of the river.  But plenty of water on the Upper Bay to fish.  Just gotta take it slow around the debris fields.  I'll tell you one thing, the herrings like it.  Got 50 of em on ice right now.  popcorn
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Posted 11 March 2011 - 06:09 PM

mmm herrings  popcorn
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Posted 11 March 2011 - 06:33 PM


If the rivers pumping out mud like it is up here the fishing might be a little tough....the wilkes barre gauge currently reads 26.5' and rising....flood stage is 22'  :-\ :-\


Yup the Susky is gonna be blasting this weekend.  We'll defintely stay out of the river.  But plenty of water on the Upper Bay to fish.  Just gotta take it slow around the debris fields.  I'll tell you one thing, the herrings like it.  Got 50 of em on ice right now.   popcorn


Where the hell did you catch herring in mud water??  Shore cast netting??  Any hickories in with them?  You might not notice them unless you were looking

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Posted 11 March 2011 - 07:38 PM

Where the hell did you catch herring in mud water??  Shore cast netting??  Any hickories in with them?   You might not notice them unless you were looking


I had a friend getting them for me today, I had to work.  No hickories, just herring.  Theres a small run goin in the small tribs to the upper bay.  They like the high warm water.  Theyre in the marinas too. We usually dont start seeing hickories mixed in until the beginning of April.  At least at my haunts...

This time of year, herring runs are sporatic.  It takes some high warm water to get em running.
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Posted 12 March 2011 - 05:14 PM

Well, we tried.  My dad and I got out there with some good fresh, but just could not find a good spot out of the hard South wind.  It was brutal this morning, even though we had a good forecast.  You can never predict the Flats.  My Dad was not trying to hang out on the bay getting beat up with water coming over the bow every now and then.  We took a peek at mouth the Susquehanna River.  As expected, super debris fields.  We're talking big ass trees.  But the most amazing part was the current.  Wow.  We moved down and tried setting up at Carpenter Pt. (where the North East meets the Flats, quite a ways from the mouth of the Susky), and we still needed 6 oz to hold bottom in 10 feet of water.   ;)  I would have fished it but we kept getting debris build up on the lines.  With no where to hide from the wind or the current, we split.  But hey, first trip in the books for 2011.  I may try tomorrow.  I have a couple of game plans.  Whats the definition of insanity again?  popcorn

Forgot to mention, we did get two lite bites, but who knows what they were...
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Posted 12 March 2011 - 06:56 PM

 Whats the definition of insanity again?  popcorn

Props to you and your dad for trying. I spent all day fishing a smallish lake for crappies in a canoe and the wind was pretty darn challenging doing just that (not to mention brisk!). All of the small creeks and streams I saw today, not to mention the Skuke, were roaring. Can't imagine the Susky itself being fishable any time soon. I hope the Flats are kinder to you on your next trip out!

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Posted 12 March 2011 - 10:31 PM

Great job getting out there.  It'll pay off soon. ;)
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Posted 13 March 2011 - 02:30 AM

props for giving it a shot, gotta hope!
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Posted 13 March 2011 - 07:43 AM

Mad props on that! I was up in Easton, Pa yesterday and the Delaware River was RIPPING through there! Need balls o' steel to go out in those conditions!
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Posted 14 March 2011 - 07:43 AM

I went back yesterday afternoon, because I was mad about catching the skunk on Saturday.  I picked up Romo on the way down.  We set up with a half dozen fresh and a half dozen beers.  Just a few miles from the marina at the mouth of the North East river.  Susquehanna flows were still flowing UP the North East river.  We got quite a few bites, definitely all stripers, but I think they were all small fish. We did get the skunk off the boat when Romo pulled in the first rockfish of the season, a whopping 5 pounder.  popcorn 

Hoping the bass are on by the end of the week.  River flows should be perfect.
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Posted 14 March 2011 - 11:35 AM

Another fun day out on the mako! Despite the persistent winds, insane current and coffee colored water, we prevailed against futility and managed a single fish and a nice buzz. That Dano guy could find stripers in a puddle I tell ya!
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#35 ILoveFishing

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Posted 14 March 2011 - 12:33 PM

Its still good to get out on the water ;)
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Posted 14 March 2011 - 06:10 PM

Here is the coolest 5 lb striper I've ever caught! It was a privilege to bust the mako's 2011 cherry with this beast!

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Posted 16 March 2011 - 12:02 AM

I figured this is the best thread to post this since Aki posted here recently.

I have had contact with our friend Aki.  He has asked me to let fishguys know that he has evacuated from the Tokyo area and although does not have access to internet, he says: "I am safe"  (March 16, 2011)


Our dear friend is making the best of the situation, and for those that know him well enough, please reach out with encouragement.

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#38 Paul

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Posted 16 March 2011 - 07:51 AM

nice work guys. when all else fails, beat the skunk by catchin' a BUZZ. works every time!
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Posted 16 March 2011 - 03:31 PM

I figured this is the best thread to post this since Aki posted here recently.

I have had contact with our friend Aki.  He has asked me to let fishguys know that he has evacuated from the Tokyo area and although does not have access to internet, he says: "I am safe"  (March 16, 2011)


Our dear friend is making the best of the situation, and for those that know him well enough, please reach out with encouragement.

-Enoch


  Thanks for letting us know Enoch...I am glad he is safe. We need to get him back here.

#40 Aki

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Posted 18 March 2011 - 07:14 PM

Thanks E. :D


Any big mama from the flat yet?
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