Date: March 30, 2019
Time: Noon to 4 pm Eastern
Weather: Partly Cloudy, gusty winds
Air Temperature: 60-65 degrees
Water Temperature: 46 to 48 degrees
Today was the warmest day of the year here in the Boston area. It just so happens that today was also the day that I had scheduled to pick up my Nitro Z-18 out of winter storage. Perfect timing I say !
Like last year, I had no expectations of catching a bunch of fish, or even any fish for that matter. The main purpose of today’s trip was to just clean the cobwebs off of the boat and myself and to just get out onto the water for a little while. For whatever reason, Whitehall Reservoir and I don’t get along with low water temperatures. Until last week, there was still a fair amount of ice on this body of water.
When I got to the launch just before noon another angler was just coming off of the water. He’d been out for a few hours and managed a bag of zero bass and a few pickerel… Hmm… more confirmation that the fish here don’t like cold water ;^)
And… my experience today was no different !!! I caught a total of zero bass today – but I did manage to get a fat perch !
I also managed to get my new rods setup for the season… I even managed to create a massive bird’s nest on my Senko rod and reel… I’d failed to realize that I’d forgotten to set the brake on the reel… I make the first cast and whoosh… bird’s nest galore… To clear it I had to nearly de-spool all of the line on the reel… fun times are always to be had on the first time out every year ;^)
At the end of the day, I was at the boat launch hooking my boat up to the trailer to pull it to of the water. A few anglers in a Ranger boat had just come in as well. They’d been out for about 8 hours and had only managed two bass and few pickerel. Again, at least it wasn’t just me that struggled to find the bass today.
It was good to be back out on the water again though after a long winter. Looking forward to getting out more this year than last year.
|Perch||?||Jerkbait – Green top, silver bottom||Just a silly fish…|