The nice thing about this trip is that Dad is retired and can pick bait every day if he wants so I didn't have to pick any bait, just use the bait he had already picked for us. My brother Steve joined us for the Friday trip which started off with a stop at a local general store along the river for some Taylor Ham, Egg and Chess sandwhiches. Can't get taylor ham in CT so this is always a treat. We launched out of the Smithfield ramp on the PA side and motored up river up to the top of the Poxono Island were we started our drifts. Our setups were some 6 foot Shakespeare ugly stiks, which are my dad's favorite, a size 2 circle hook and some small split shots. Yes it's true, i actually used spinning gear instead of my fly rod, yup I was old schooling it for sure. Basically we just drift our offerings along the bottom as we drift down river. ofcourse depending on the bite we might throw a little hardware as well.
The Delaware Water Gap is one of my favorite places and it's always great to get back out there and share it with friends and family but even better when you can throw in a couple of those Big D smallies.
A few more pictures from the trip.
|My dad and Daughter|
|A beautiful PA buck|
|The Big D after the rain|