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Yahooooooooooo ! :D :D

It's that time again.
For the benifit of our newer members i'll explain what this tread is all about.

In the spring there are incredible numbers of people who fish the deleware for several different species. In order to keep all the information relativly organized this thread was conceived. Kinda like one stop shopping. If anyone wants to start a thread about the river thats fine too, this just makes finding river information a bit easyer.
Topics discussed are not limmited to stripers , if it swims in or has anything to do with the river it's fair game on this thread.

Each week there will be a new thread started and this will last until sometime around memorial day. Of course there are still fish to be caught after memorial day but by then the major run will have subsided and that is when my efforts are spent targeting other species in the salt for the rest of the year.

Now for some details :D As many of you know the bass have arrived but not in great numbers, however they are being picked. The lower end of the river has been seeing some larger fish but most are still on the smaller size. Fish are being caught all the way up to trenton but it's still a lot of work.
The shad bite has been on at the usual spot :D ;) and today i got my first herring of the season on a sabikki, of course it was on the next to last cast of the day so it will be swimming around tommorow looking for a bass to eat it.
The river is averaging 45 degrees and the PP is at 57 or so.
As i've said in a seperate thread the PP will be shutting down for maintance in two weeks so keep that in mind if you are planning a trip there around that time.

The water is a little off color but not dirty and so far i haven't seen any major prop busters floating around in any kind of numbers.

Soooooooooooooooooo Get out and do it to it!!!!!

[ 03-27-2004, 08:14 AM: Message edited by: In Depth ]
 

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Ran my Nitro South of CB with GetItWet in the passanger seat and caught 3 stripers a fat pearch and a catfish. Water temp in 45-47 range. Chaz said he would post the report so keep an eye out for his post and pics. Nothing big so don't get too excited.

[ 03-26-2004, 08:14 PM: Message edited by: Mega Bites ]
 

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You know things are about to start lookin up when this thread starts. I.D good job and tight lines this upcoming season!!
 

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Yahoooooooo! The RIVER REPORTS


Ok everyone, you know what this means! It's time ta put down the "Honey Do" list as break out the fishing rods :D

Looking forward to the reports Craig! Thank you
 

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Sorry Craig

I didn't look for this last night when I posted. So I just posted River Stripers. It will be in here next time.
 

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Went out this morning N of Tacony Br.,heard some fish were caught around there earlier in the week.Fished first 2 hours of the outgoing without a tap,few other guys were around with the same luck.Will probably go south tomarrow,somewhere around CBB,will post my results.
 

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me and the rat went out again today,we fished from 8:00am till 1:00pm,he got 1 short and a cat,i got nota,at dead slack we both had several taps but no takers,water temp stayed at 47,fog looked pretty cool as it came in on us,i'll post pics in a differant thread
 

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Fished the Delaware from 1:00 to 4:00. NADDA!!! Not even a cat. I had my 2 girls with me so there wasn't as much fishing going on as I would have hoped. However it was a beautiful afternoon. Calm, warm and not another boat in sight.
 

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Ahhhh, it is grrrrreat to see the River Reports back on the Striped Bass Forum.

It can mean only one thing.....the STRIPED ONES ARE HERE!!!!!!!!! :D :D :D

Craig, Luke....I'm waiting by the phone! :D ;)
 

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The robins are back but the sure sign of spring is the start of the river reports. I'm looking forward to a good spring. Hope to see you all out there.

I'll be out as many tues, weds and sats as I can. Usually out of Trenton or Yardley in a blue Lund - 30 hp merc starting this week.

By the way - the Pa fish and game is replacing the ramp in Yardley. They put in a 60 ft concrete ramp and even put in a breakwater to divert the river current so you don't have to point the trailer down river to retrieve the boat. Looks like it should be reopening this week. No one has been able to launch there this year yet. There are probably a lot of p'd off shad fishermen about.
 

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I don't think they will be too upset with a new ramp ;)
It's only 10 or more years over due. Now we can launch witout driving half way out in the river :D
 

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Fished the last hour or so of the outgoing on Saturday South of Neshaminy Creek, one decent bite early on, after that nada. Water was at 47 degrees. Saw a couple of full sized trees floating by!!! Got to keep your eyes wide open instead of the throttle.
 

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fished the river bank south of philadelphia - brother (1st time out) caught a short,me-(10th time out) still batting zero- or a thousand depending on how you look at it- saw a gentleman catch a nice 33" 15lber beginning of outgoing tide, second time saw him do that in as many days-he must be a local(which he is) looks like my new best friend.
 

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fished the river bank south of philadelphia - brother (1st time out) caught a short,me-(10th time out) still batting zero- or a thousand depending on how you look at it- saw a gentleman catch a nice 33" 15lber beginning of outgoing tide, second time saw him do that in as many days-he must be a local(which he is) looks like my new best friend.
 
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