Sunday, September 4, 2011

Finally, a little bit of fishing in MD

I knew I would get around to fishing sooner or later (hopefully sooner) but the loose ends of this moving thing are never ending. About 1/4 mile from our house is a pond in our development. Looks to be about an acre and a half. Shallow looking - a typical bass / 'gill / maybe catfish spot. I've seen people fishing there with some frequency, so I assume there is SOMETHING in these waters. Recently I got to try it out and see for myself.


The pond at the new house. The debris in the water in the foreground is hurricane junk clogging teh outflow pipe; the fallen tree in the back of the pond is from the hurricane as well



My first thought when fishing small waters is: catch SOMETHING. Anything. Nothing fits the bill for this better than the Cubby Mini-mites I used in IL. Suspended under a weighted bobber, they simply catch fish. Any fish.



the first MD fish!

The first evening out, a week after the hurricane, I managed to get a few small sunfish. Not much action, but something. I also talked to a guy who said there are bass in the pond to 5#. Even if they're 3 pounders, that's OK with me. Last nite, I hit it for 20 minutes and used only a 1/8 oz. buzzbait. Got 2 hits and landed 2 small (12") largemouth.


Pond bass. Bigger ones to follow (I hope)

Nothing to plan a trip around, but at least its a beginning. Next up will be my initial forays into the striper fishing of Fall. Since it will be from shore, I have no predisposed ideas of any success, but I am very anxious to give it a try.

9 comments:

Murphyfish said...

'bout time as well Joe :o, looks a beautiful spot to drop a line, catching or not.
John

Cofisher said...

Glad you're getting out and having some fun Joe.

Shoreman said...

Glad you came through Irene unscathed. Just a big raintorm. A pond in your neighborhood in IL and now one in MD. How good is that?

Mark

River Mud said...

Yeah, the rain has been challenging here. I am going to try some spots (that are fairly protected from runoff) on the eastern shore later this week....

Casey said...

Right on, Joe! I was wondering if you may fling something from the coastal shores there. Glad to hear you'll give it a go sometime. It'll be neat to see some different fishies, eh?

Fly Waters Edge - Kevin said...

Glad your able to get out and throw a line. Good Luck!

forensca said...

Glad to know that you managed to get at least something.

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Mollie said...

Uh..*ahem*..getting around to fishing...harumph! The 2Fly is calling your name. We have one spot still open. Rose River Farm is pretty neat!

trout fishing tasmania said...

It's nice to see saltwater fish The sky is blue, it's warm, the water is clear, crap there goes that pang again. Glad you had a good time.