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First Perch!

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We were headed out to Delaware for a late lunch. Good thing the creek is on the way. I wanted Livie to get on the white perch like I did yesterday. I rigged her line with a float about 30 inches above an Aberdeen hook and worm piece. A 1/16 oz split shot above the worm completed the rig. She made a couple of casts slightly upstream and had no bites. I had her cast across the creek and she got bit soon after the bait hit the water. Livie hooked and landed her first white perch.

Livies 1st white perch 25Mar18.jpg

I had rigged up a tandem rig like the one used on Sat. with a 1/16 oz chartreuse jig head with green pumpkin / chartreuse slider about 12 inches below a white/chartreuse trout magnet jig. Live was talking smack after landing her second perch. I caught six white perch on as many casts while the worm bite faded.

Dad white perch Tuckahoe 25Mar18.jpg

I convinced her to fish the tandem rig and told her to cast upstream, lightly jig and reel in the line and feel for the line to go heavy or set the hook on a tap. She caught a fat white perch on her first cast.

Livie white perch Tuckahoe 25Mar18.jpg

She caught a couple of more whites while I was still getting no love on the worm. As I was replacing the worm rig with a 1/32 oz tube jig with the green pumpkin/chart slider, Livie caught her first yellow perch on the trout magnet. She was very excited as I was on this catch.

Livies 1st yellow perch 25Mar18.jpg

We only spent about 30 minutes fishing this section of creek. Livie caught 9 total and I caught 10. We headed up well upstream to the spillway below Tuckahoe lake. I have caught white and yellow perch, fallfish, and redbreast sunfish in this section last year. I don't know if it was the elevated flow of the water, temperature, or just the wrong bait, but we did not get more than a few nibbles on the worm rig and none on the slider. Livie did once again prove that her talents as a hand-fisher are not confined to Missouri as she caught this eastern mosquitofish :rolleyes:

Mosquitofish by hand 25Mar18.jpg

Looks like we will have to wait until it gets a bit warmer and get Livie some other new Maryland species.

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20 minutes ago, BilletHead said:

         Good report and congrads to Livie. Tell her she needs to post this and the like is for her not you :) . She and I have your number,

BilletHead

She is a OAF member (Follyslittlestfish) that does not post. I would be more than happy for her to post these reports. No issues from me.

Hey I am only 1300 likes behind Quillback :rolleyes:.

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1 hour ago, Johnsfolly said:

She is a OAF member (Follyslittlestfish) that does not post. I would be more than happy for her to post these reports. No issues from me.

Hey I am only 1300 likes behind Quillback :rolleyes:.

Post all your stuff in the TR forum. You’ll catch up quickly. 

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I sense a father daughter shootout in the future!  Glad to see you guys got out on the water.  Stayed in this weekend with all the crummy rain here...  Also glad to see her hand fishing skills transferred from state to state! :)  Tell her Nice job for me!

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14 hours ago, Johnsfolly said:

She is a OAF member (Follyslittlestfish) that does not post. I would be more than happy for her to post these reports. No issues from me.

Hey I am only 1300 likes behind Quillback :rolleyes:.

Well I just gave you a like for stylin' it in that leather jacket.  A man's gotta look good when he is out on the water!  :D

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1 hour ago, Quillback said:

Well I just gave you a like for stylin' it in that leather jacket.  A man's gotta look good when he is out on the water!  :D

I do look the city slickerB)! I only had so much room in my suitcase for nearly a three week stay and didn't bring a more suitable fishing jacket. I'm sure that the guys that saw me fishing on Sat were thinking who is this guy. Then I kept catching fish after fish while the were just wetting their lines or landing one or two :rolleyes:! I stumbled on what those fish want4ed to bite. Livie and I could have had the same kind of day on Sunday if we had more time. We only caught 19 in 30 mins. Wonder how many we could have caught in three hours.

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2 hours ago, JestersHK said:

I sense a father daughter shootout in the future!  Glad to see you guys got out on the water.  Stayed in this weekend with all the crummy rain here...  Also glad to see her hand fishing skills transferred from state to state! :)  Tell her Nice job for me!

We haven't brought up the "Golden Catfish Trophy" since last year. I am still the current holder of this coveted award :).

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We'll have to find a venue that has lots of targets, maybe crappie at our local lake in Columbia. I won't even challenge her (yet) on a hand fishing tourney. If we can swing it, maybe you and your daughter could participate ^_^.

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