View Full Version : It will be EPIC !!!
09-05-2009, 12:07 AM
<p>At least I hope so!!! </p>
<p>I was going to post this on the SC forum, but figured it would not get read by everyone.</p>
<p>Tomorrow night (Sept. 5) the moon (waning gibbous) will rise at 8 pm and won't set until 8 am Sunday morning.... the weather down here is forecasting clear skies.... the wife has agreed to run shuttle.....</p>
<p>Will 'Big Momma' feed??? </p>
<p>Stay tuned to find out! I will be doing that long float through the 'Edisto Rock'....at <strong>NIGHT!</strong><img title="Surprised" src="http://www.riverbassin.com/site/wp-content/forum-smileys/sf-surprised.gif" alt="Surprised" /></p>
09-05-2009, 11:38 AM
<p>Looking forward to the report..You are a brave man stump..Good luck.</p>
09-05-2009, 12:44 PM
This has now become a two man mission and the location has changed somewhat. Keep us in your prayers as we brave being on the river in the dark with the boogieman.
09-05-2009, 12:57 PM
<p>I think I will be with you guys in spirit, I am hitting the river either tonight around midnight or in the morning around 4am</p>
<p>Can't pass up the beautiful nights like last night.</p>
09-05-2009, 03:43 PM
I only wish I had my video camera with me but I don\'t. I sent it with AmazonRiverRunner down to the Amazon when he left yesterday for about 10 days. Now I\'m wishing I had it in case something real crazy cool happens.
09-05-2009, 06:42 PM
<p>Go get 'em guys!! Make sure the still cameras have a charged up battery for the flash!!! I was out until O-dark-30 last night and had a really nice bite going on. Used a pearl-blue hologram senko and they were rippin it up. Nothing big, but it sure was nice. Here's a shot of the area I was working:</p>
<p>Subtle disturbances mark submerged shallow ledges with weedbeeds in between. Fish were holding just past the ledges and in the weed beds in between. Unweighted plastics on my unltralight spin-rig serves me well here. Picture is about 20 minutes before the sun dipped below the ridge. Western bank is already in deep shadow.</p>
<p><img style="vertical-align: top;" src="http://inlinethumb45.webshots.com/45420/2641435060039169678S600x600Q85.jpg" alt="" width="600" height="450" /></p>
09-05-2009, 07:20 PM
<p>thats a sweet stretch Hersch!</p>
<p>I am thinking about paddling up to a (what will be in the dark) mean set of shoals and trying to wade through them/fish them in the dark <img title="Surprised" src="/site/wp-content/forum-smileys/sf-surprised.gif" alt="Surprised" />. If I make it through there I will hit a section similar to what you described and then be back down to the shoals @ daylight and hopefully be out of there before the crowds show up at the launch.</p>
09-05-2009, 10:12 PM
<p>Hmmm...if you're talking about the New river...and a set of shoals near a landing...I have a feeling I know where you're going. There's only 2 spots like that below Claytor Dam I can think of.<img title="Confused" src="http://www.riverbassin.com/site/wp-content/forum-smileys/sf-confused.gif" alt="Confused" /> Careful what you tell folks who know the water...even those of us three hours to the north!<img title="Laugh" src="http://www.riverbassin.com/site/wp-content/forum-smileys/sf-laugh.gif" alt="Laugh" /> Good Luck Tim..and careful steppin'!</p>
<p>ANd it <em><strong>is </strong></em>a sweet stretch; ledges, deep pockets in between, weed beds, a sand bar behind an island with steep dropoffs on either side, and if you look river right, downstream toward the inside bend...thats all a submerged gravel bar with water willow along the shore....If you can't find a fish in a stretch like this...then you may as well go home and take up knitting!</p>
<p>Little piece of Valley history here as well. If you'll notice on river-right. The Sycamores along the bank are short and rather young. This area was a landing for flatboats at one time, taking on, in all likelyhood, salted meats, raw milk and butter since the immediate area is mostly wide open pasture land. With Front Royal Landing only about another full day's float from this point, the milk and butter could have been kept cool with wet burlap and linen in 'cool boxes' like you'd use in a Springhouse on a farm. There's some buired timbers in the bank over there as well which is a dead give away for a road bed or a dock.</p>
09-05-2009, 11:38 PM
<p>I figured you could pick out where I was headed :) , the place gets so much pressure I don't mind telling folks where I am going, headed there.</p>
<p>You got me droolin down here describing your spot! Good fishing , nice scenery and an interesting history. What more could you ask for!</p>
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