While it may seem small to some, this was a huge accomplishment here in mud city.
Still lots of work yet to be done, at least I'm moving in right direction.
The mighty muddy is in fantastic condition right now. No ice chunks , debris and tribs are not blown out.
I know there is still melt coming from above but these temperatures are making it a nice slow melt.
A few things affect the migration
All of which are spawning runs
1. Bait = herring
We typically use tax day as the appearance in my trib . I believe its temperature related as also the out of season small mouth bass get very active .
2. temperatures and clarity. While the river is still very chilly, it's not ice riddled or chocolate milk affecting the warming trend.
3. The great wid ocean.
I track the striper migration online.
Its pretty accurate as to size and location.
Right now the big fish are still in Chesapeake bay area and schoolies are just hitting NJ and NY.
Honestly, baring any drastic rains ( the muddy takes several days to rest to clarity) I think this year is going to be a very good one again.
Sadly I also believe we see a ton of fish out of the keep slot of 18-28" and few over 40"
I still can't figure out the harvest the young future theroy.
post edited by hot tuna - 2019/04/04 18:41:42