December 2006 Report

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December 17, 2006 - Patterns Page Update

The Patterns Page has recently been updated. Be sure to check it out! The most recent pattern added has been a killer for us lately while fishing the beachfront - the good 'ole deceiver. You can not get a more perfect bait fish presentation! Color schemes are left to only your imagination.

December 15, 2006 - Bass!

The question is -- how long will this stream of schoolie bass continue? The action has been steady all week with the am bite appearing to be the strongest. Bass at this time of year is not unheard of and is quite common, but what sets this year apart are the numbers milling about in the littoral zone willing to eat a fly. We are talking right in the wash...and if they are not there to start, you can better believe they will follow your fly from the first strip, all the way to your feet! Trying to inhale the entire way! Give it a shot if you have the time and motivation!

December 14, 2006 - Sleigh!

The fish are still around. You definitely need to put in your time, and fish the blind...the sea will look dead at times, but there is plenty of life out there. Sand eels, and peanut bunker are still along the surf zone, with larger baits in the deeper water. Bird life is prolific, and not too far behind are the fish. Follow the birds, and you'll find bass. Schoolies for the most part, but for December, ya can't complain. Long casts are a must. Light winds and nice temps....get out there.

December 9, 2006 - Update

The saltwater scene is still going strong. This cold-snap is going to be short lived and in fact by the time you read this, day-time air temps will be in the 40s to 50s, and winter will be on hold for the foreseeable future. Long-range forecasts show no artic air. The bait is still in the wash, and the fish are still around. Surf temps are still in the low-fifties. This weekend looks prime and we hope to hit it. Look for some feedback next week.

Fly Tying...

If you are like us, the onset of the cold weather gets you thinking fly tying and re-stocking the arsenal. One of our go-to patterns we always need to replenish first is the early season little black stone. This pattern can work well in cold waether months on streams like Ridley in SE PA. Penns Creek is another PA water where this pattern can really bring the fish to hand. We like to fish it as a dropper off a larger we tap the bottom. It is time to get tying!!