Fenholloway River - 1-27-2018

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Fenholloway River - 1-27-2018

Post by SRAces » Sun Jan 28, 2018 3:56 pm

Met Tim, Ed and Buddy at 6:45am on Saturday to give the Fenholloway River a try. I had read up on the history of the river and all the pollution of the river by the big paper mill that is in Perry. They have a long way to go in cleaning up the river. The water color was like coffee. The plan was to find cleaner water other than the dark water of the Fenholloway.

We started catching fish around the mouth of the Fenholloway. Ed and Buddy stayed in that general area, while Tim and I set off to explore creeks to the west. We found a nice creek with clear water and that's where we caught most of our fish. Ed and Buddy called it a day earlier than us. Something about the "no see'ms" eating them alive...lol!

On the way back to the ramp with Tim needing a couple more fish to hit the 100 mark, he managed to catch 2 snook! In the Fenholloway no less!

Ed caught 40 plus fish while Buddy landed 30 plus. Tim and I always keep track as a friendly challenge throughout the day. Tim beat me with 2 snook, 3 reds and 95 trout. I ended up with 2 reds and 84 trout. It wouldn't have been hard to get a nice limit for taking fish home in the clear water away from the Fenholloway. Too busy catching fish to take pictures, but here are a few. :wink:

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Re: Fenholloway River - 1-27-2018

Post by Edwade » Sun Jan 28, 2018 7:36 pm

Great report Steve! My arms are still sore, and I didn't catch half the fish that you and Timmy got! The Fenholloway itself is pretty bad. But it get's diluted when the other river joins it near the mouth, and then the incoming tide flushes it out in that area. I hope this fishing in a barrel doesn't spoil us for those great days on the flats the rest of the year when we work to catch only 5 or 10 fish!

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Re: Fenholloway River - 1-27-2018

Post by Fishbaitbilly » Mon Jan 29, 2018 3:01 pm

Wow! It's incredible to think that you guys caught more fish in a day that a lot of folks catch in an entire year! I'm looking forward to catching back up with Y'all in the not too distant future. What was your bait of choice for the area? I know that Tim loves to troll that Bomber Long-A all over the place. I think he even pulls it behind his truck!

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Re: Fenholloway River - 1-27-2018

Post by SRAces » Mon Jan 29, 2018 3:22 pm

Billy,

I was fishing an Unfair lures Rip-N-Slash jerk bait and an Unfair lures chartreuse paddle tail on a jig head. Tim, Buddy, Ed and I all use the Unfair paddle tails. The Rocky's stores all have Unfair lures and soft plastics. The paddle tails work well in chartreuse, hot orange or white. Not sure what Tim was throwing as a hard bait. I know he was throwing the same paddle tails as well. :wink:
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Re: Fenholloway River - 1-27-2018

Post by Edwade » Mon Jan 29, 2018 4:41 pm

I was actually trying to find lures they wouldn't bite! I caught most swimming the chartreuse paddletails. But I also caught a bunch on suspending lures: a Paul's Dinkum Mullet, and a Paul Brown Fat Boy. Hope to fish with you soon FBB!

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Re: Fenholloway River - 1-27-2018

Post by cotton » Mon Jan 29, 2018 9:26 pm

I’ll add 1 more; Suspending sebile stick shad does a great job of weeding out the little ones.

When we finally got into the better fish, it worked well.

FBB we would love to have you join us. Its been too long.
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Re: Fenholloway River - 1-27-2018

Post by BloodyChamp » Fri Mar 23, 2018 9:04 am

I don't know how I missed this wow what a story.

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