Re: NEAR SEAFORD DE. FISH ON 19TH
For those interested. Launched at about 10:15. Tide was all the way out, which should have led to better conditions. Joined by "Marshyhope Rick" who didn't have a job to do that particular day. Noticed another bass boat trailer in the parking lot. Water was very clear and cold, but temperature very low at 36.1 degrees. After the first hour with absolutely no action, I finally got a hit, with an almost instant bite-off. Pickerel, line cut neatly with no fraying. Fished with Rick until he quit at about 1:30, still no fish. Found other bass boat recognized Roy and George Wxxxx, two really good bass fishermen. They also had caught no bass, just two pickerel and a yellow perch. I tried targeting wood with crank and soft baits, wacky worms but still no action. Tide had recovered to full, but still incoming. I returned to the launch ramp and saw the Wxxx brothers packing up, they still hadn't caught any bass either. I fished another hour and a half but got no strikes.
Some days you get the bear, some days the bear gets you. Could it have been the blue bird day, the incoming tide, the colder than normal water, the two rainy days before? I don't know, but I'll still give it a shot if we get any weather near 45 degrees. Tight lines.
Co-founder of the "Never on Sunday" bass club at neveronsunday.org