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Tom

Member Since 20 Feb 2008
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In Topic: flathead help for new guy!

28 August 2014 - 12:47 PM

Bummer about Westtown lake being closed (again). It is getting super hard to find a legal fishing spot that isn't highly pressured already. There is a pond not far from there, just above Rt. 3, on Reservoir road. It is always stained and shallow. It used to be a good carp spot but over the years had declined for some reason. It is a good place to take kids for panfish though. The only accessible spot there right now is the stretch along the dam. The rest of the pond is way too overgrown to fish. I checked it out last week and brought a machete to clear some spots but there were lots of active bees in the flowering brush all along the lake so I left it alone.

WC lake, on Airport road in West Chester, was a sleeper bass and carp fishery but that too was closed in the late 90s.


In Topic: New to the PAC

27 June 2014 - 06:42 AM

Welcome! I join Bill on some sharking trips (as well as other stuff). Maybe I will see you this summer.


Springton....sigh :(

 

I would like to try and hit that lake again :ph34r:  :239_fishing:...j


In Topic: New member

26 June 2014 - 12:41 PM

1) Northern Kingfish are very similar to the southern kingfish. I have fished for them and they are fun enough. Locals love to catch and eat them. They are maybe a foot or s in size. Small piece of bloodworm on a # 4 hook in shallow water near a drop off should do the trick. Last 2 hours of the incoming and 1st 2 of the outgoing are good tides. If you are near Wildwood at all check the Hereford Inlet area or Grassy Sound for them.

 

2) Sea Robins -- In my experience the # 1 way to catch them is to use a chartreuse Berkley Gulp on a lead head (4 "swimming shad or grub) on any tide in pretty much any water. They are all over so they should not be too much of a challenge. Anywhere near a drop off or creek inlet should increase your odds. You will catch them if you soak bait such as squid too.

 

3) Oyster toads -- just soak some bait in areas where the fish may like to hang out, any structure at all will hold them. The Delaware bay is littered with them,


In Topic: New member

25 June 2014 - 08:01 AM

Tench...over here....wow, I had now idea! What a cool catch that would be.


In Topic: Fishing kayak

12 June 2014 - 06:35 AM

I hope I didn't dissuade your thinking about a yak too much! I love the whole concepts...finding little spots often overlooked, exploring,etc. If my home lake wasn't so infested with yakkers and boats already I might have held onto it. Get one that works for you and have fun with it!