Catch date:5/22/2015 3:33:00 PM

Story date:5/22/2015 6:49:00 PM

Location:Baldwin MD

Species:Bass, Smallmouth

I had a chance to fish with my brother today at the state park across from his house. The park has a pond and the little gunpowder falls within its borders.

The pond was our first stop since it was on the way to the river. I didn't have high hopes since the pond is fished often. Additionally, it was mid-day which is not the best time to go looking for Bass.

We saw several nice large bass who graciously moved away from everything we through at them. We resorted to bobbers and fake works to land several Blue Gill to avoid the skunk.

Once at the river I started to think the pond was a better shot. I had forgotten that the "river" is really the "falls" and is about 20 feet across with an average depth of around 6 inches or so.

It was a long walk and we were here. so I figured we may as well make the best of it. We scouted out deep sections that should be holding fish. I started out with my lime green spinner and found a nice rock to cast way down stream.

Much to my surprise, I soon landed a nice 6 inch Blue Gill which looked massive in respect to the body of water I was fishing . It turned out to be a lot of fun steering my spinner around obstacles and watching fish come out from the sides to make the hit.

I also landed two tiny Smallmouth bass that where around 4 inches long, that's about 4 times the length of the spinner I was throwing. Wow, talk about your eyes being bigger than your stomach.

Jimmy

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About Jimmy
1974 Starcraft Supersport
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Starcraft
Description:
My fishing boat Litttle Blue is a 1974 Starcraft Supersport. She is well past her prime but here's a photo of one in great shape.
Tarpon 10
Brand:
Wilderness Systems
Description:
My current fishing kayak is a Wilderness Systems Tarpon 100. I'm thinking about upgrading to a NuCanoe Frontier or Jackson Coosa.
Swimming Mullet
Brand:
Gulp
Color:
White
Description:
Gulp Swimming Mullets are my goto bait for most situations.
Rattletrap
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Heavier Rattletraps are still one of my favorite lures for stripers.
Jitterbug
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Green with Black Spots
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I've been throwing Jitterbugs for Bass since the 1970's and don't plan on stopping anytime soon.
Tierra 1500
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Daiwa
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The Team Daiwa Tierra 1500 reel is one of my favorites, I've got 4 or 5 of them at this point. Too bad they've been discontinued.
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My primary target is Striped Bass in the 20 - 24 inch range. Here's a big one I caught one trophy season on the Chesapeake
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The Daiwa Procyon 1500 with a 6:1 gear ratio is my go to reel for pulling crank baits in fast moving water.
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