Wednesday, February 24, 2010

One visitor, Gizzard Shad Precursor to Striped Bass - Philadelphia Tidal Waters

So some mongo walleye are supposed to be around but with the poor water conditions I was only able to find one particular visitor.

Confirmed that this is a Gizzard Shad.  It is most likely my PB (personal best size) Gizzard.  I believe I've caught 3 of these in my entire life and usually I throw them back with the "quickness" because I don't like to touch their stinkyness.  However since this was the biggest so far...  I decided to give it a photo op.  Playing around with lighting.

Rod: St. Croix Avid - Medium 7' Ex-Fast Action
Reel: Shimano Sustain 5000
Line: Momoi Blue Diamond Braid #20
Lure: Cabelas 3/8oz Salt Striker Jighead & Zoom Pink Shad
Tide: Top of outgoing - 11pm

This is a throwback to my first gizzard I landed on my new vanstaal 150G back about a 2 years ago or so.  This slimy and smelly guys just can't leave me alone!

First fish on Vanstaal:

This guy has followed me around for a few years now.  I still have no love for him.

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