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 Post subject: NB Susky
PostPosted: Mon Nov 21, 2011 7:24 pm 
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Friday the 11th of November found Andrew and I heading north to PA to meet up Saturday morning to fish with a guide on the North Branch of the Susquehanna in north central PA. The trip was a birthday present from my wife earlier this year. The guide was booked for most days in October so she elected to wait until Andrew was done with his Cross Country season. Despite the recent cold weather up there the recent trip reports were still producing good numbers of fish caught. When we launched at 7:45 am the air was a brisk 28* and the water temp was 42*. The day warmed up nicely and the fish were cooperative to a degree. I tried my best to entice them on the fly but despite my attmepts and over 4 hours throwing various flies and a sinking line I finally gave and used a spinning rod. :o Jerk baits and jigging produced the fish. Andrew actullay really got the hang of jigging in the afternoon and was constantly into fish. Andrew caught the best a nice 15"er and the rest were all heathy specimens and right around 13" . We had a great time and hope to give it another try when the weather and the water are a little warmer.

Andrew's fish of the day
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 Post subject: Re: NB Susky
PostPosted: Mon Nov 21, 2011 8:16 pm 
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Wow!!! way to go Dave! You look cold... Andrew looks HAPPY :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:


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 Post subject: Re: NB Susky
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Thats a nice smallie.....a fish like that'll make ya forget the cold for an hour at least! :D

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 Post subject: Re: NB Susky
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Did you mark the map for us, Dave? I'm thinking about putting a canoe or 'toon up at the farm this Spring.

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 Post subject: Re: NB Susky
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Streamer wrote:
Did you mark the map for us, Dave?

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Dave? ....
Daves not here...

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 Post subject: Re: NB Susky
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DD.... yes it was cold, but fun watching your son catching all the fish for most of the day :lol:
A couple more fish pics:

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Jule: Terrytown, PA
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 Post subject: Re: NB Susky
PostPosted: Wed Nov 23, 2011 7:45 am 
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Trout Chaser wrote:
DD.... yes it was cold, but fun watching your son catching all the fish for most of the day :lol:
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 Post subject: Re: NB Susky
PostPosted: Sat Nov 26, 2011 1:10 pm 
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Damn nice fish.

Do you know why they are so thick or have they just been loading up in prep for the winter ??

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 Post subject: Re: NB Susky
PostPosted: Sat Nov 26, 2011 2:28 pm 
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JT,

Not sure why they are so thick but all fish caught were like that. All told we boated 22 that day, one was 11" one was 15" and all the rest were right about 13". All were like footballs and the guide said they were 4-5 year old fish.

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