My dad and I on the Skuk
The first of many on the fly rod
Monday morning found me on the road to meet up with Jake to float the Lehigh. We decided to do a longer float than Shane and I did on Saturday, and it paid off with some solid fishing. We arrived at Bowmanstown around 10:30 and put the boats in the water for a full day of fishing. We each floated alone in our own boats so we could pick up some friends later on during the day. The fishing was disappointingly slow again in the earlier part of the float just like it had been on Saturday with Shane, but we still had high hopes for the later part of the day.
Me hydrating in the brutal heat
A solid fish that was chasing bait on the bank and decided to rock my streamer
Jake pounding the water with some new streamer patterns
Jake was on a hot streak with these 3 nice fish in just about that many casts
The view downriver from my boat
It was a Litespeed and Scott rod party on my boat on Monday
Around 5 o'clock Jake and I rowed into Walnutport where we met up with my buddies Shane and Tom. Shane hoped into Jake's boat and Tom jumped into mine and we headed for Tom's house right on the river about 3 miles below us. The fishing was pretty good right off the bat with a bunch of smaller fish coming to hand right away, but the fishing was still far from great.
Tom working his magic
Shane and Jake floating along just downstream from us
Tom with his first respectable bass of the evening
Just upriver from Tom's house, it was like someone flipped a switch. Within minutes, it went from a fish every few hundred yards between the two boats to a fish every few casts for every angler. We had a blast and finally rowed into the takeout at Tom's in darkness. Overall, it was an awesome three days of fishing with some of my closest friends and family. Sometimes the fishing was good and sometimes it wasn't so good, but it was always fun. My arms and shoulders sure are feeling it after three days of rowing the new boat. I took a break today, so I might give it a go tomorrow. We shall see. Enjoy the pictures and get out there and fish! Smallmouth fishing is an absolute blast and it is a great way to get out even in the heat of Summer!
Tom with a super solid fish that killed a swung zuddler
Becker with a great fish
Jake getting it done with a SLOB
Perfectly placed Impersonator