Pocomoke River Short Takes

11 02 2015

Just a few short videos to see which format I like best!

Pickerel too! @fishgloomis @yeticoolers #BuiltForTheWild

A video posted by Kevin Josenhans (@kevinjosenhans) on

 





Warm Respite on the Pocomoke

8 02 2015

I decided to do a little fishing on the Pocomoke River this afternoon to see if the water temperature had risen above the 38 degree mark of my previous outing. The cold nights of late had me a little concerned. As if reading my mind, the gauge on my Lowrance HDS 7 quickly told me the water was a frigid 37 degrees, as I proceeded to back the Jones Brothers into the dark river water. Well, as they say, I’m here. And fishing doesn’t have to be catching to be fun. Something I tell my clients, on occasion. As the air temperature was fast approaching the sixty degree mark I pointed the bow south and took off in search of anything with fins.

IMG_4657 As I began to cast a 1/16 ounce crappie jig near the mouth of Nassawango Creek, it wasn’t long before a slight tug at the end of my G.Loomis ultralight signaled that something was indeed moving in the icy depths below. After a brief head-shake or two I was soon greeted by a brightly colored yellow perch of about ten inches. As I went to remove the hook from her upper lip the fish didn’t so much as raise a fin. Perhaps being pulled from water only five degrees from freezing had cooled this creature into a zombie like state, or maybe she was just enjoying the unseasonably warm weather as much as I was. Sorry Mrs. Perch but back you go.

IMG_4669 Much to my relief, and enjoyment, I started to catch fish of other persuasions as well. Crappie, bluegill and two overstuffed pickerel – the largest a whopping 24 inches – all came boat side. As the sun started to touch the cypress tops, and with Canadian geese loudly honking their evening intentions, I decided to head to the ramp after a very successful midwinter afternoon. It’s too bad fish are cold blooded. Except for the couple dozen that greeted me in the boat, the rest missed a beautiful day. Pickerel video





Pocomoke River Crappie are Biting

25 01 2015

Had a short scouting trip on the Pocomoke yesterday and found a few crappie biting. The water was a cold 39 degrees but there were a few slow-moving speckled perch able to chase down my 1/16 ounce jig. Please sign up to my Twitter feed @TangierFly for up-to-the-minute fishing reports and other related fishing news!





Pocomoke Trial Run

18 12 2014

Ran some freshwater through the Yamaha yesterday and caught a few of these.

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Josenhans Fly Fishing – Winter Fishing

11 12 2013

December thru March will find me fishing for pickerel, perch, crappie and bass on the Pocomoke River of Maryland’s Eastern Shore. I have even entered CCA’s 3rd Annual Pickerel Championship. We have some big pickerel swimming the dark waters of the Pocomoke and I hope to catch a few. In addition to a scenic, sheltered fishing locale, you will experience countless numbers of local and migratory shorebirds and wild waterfowl. Contact me for more information on winter fishing this beautiful river.

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Josenhans Fly Fishing – Crappie R Biting

26 02 2013

IMG_2061For several weeks now, the water temperature of the Pocomoke has been holding steady at around forty-five degrees. This consistency brings with it a usually reliable crappie bite. Yesterday was a case in point, as I landed close to thirty of the speckled perch up to twelve-inches, in a short afternoon while fishing solo. After a slow pick at my first stop I idled the Jones Brothers up to a fallen bald cypress tree and quietly slid the anchor over the stern, so sure I was that there was somebody home. On my very first cast I saw the line twitch, a telltale sign that something had inhaled my 1/16 ounce crappie jig. I set the hook before even feeling the strike and was rewarded with a steady pull, and shortly thereafter, a thrashing twelve-inch crappie at boatside. I quickly released the fish and a second cast brought a similar result. Like submerged Christmas ornaments on a sunken Fraser Fir, the crappie were hanging tight to the dead tree’s underwater branches. Every so often a twenty-inch pickerel would grab the small jig, giving me a battle on the four-pound ultralight G. Loomis spinning rod. As the tide dropped off, so did the catching. Tidewater fishing is funny that way.

Good eating, but more than that, just plain fun to catch!

Good eating, but more than that, just plain fun to catch!

Call me crazy, but pickerel are my favorite Pocomoke River fish.

Call me crazy, but pickerel are my favorite Pocomoke River fish.

Winter pickerel like small baits, too. And they rarely cut the leader if you play them light.

Winter pickerel like small baits, too. And they rarely cut the leader if you play them light.

New cushions and windshield. Jones Brothers does good work!

New cushions and windshield. Jones Brothers does good work!

G.Loomis SJR 700 GL3 - Hands down the best crappie rod on the planet!

G.Loomis SJR 700 GL3 – Hands down the best crappie rod on the planet!

 





Josenhans Fly Fishing ~ Trip Opening

26 01 2013

I have an opening for one angler to share the cost of a trip fishing the Pocomoke River for pickerel, crappie, yellow perch and bass. Your half of the cost will be $150 for the six-hour trip. Available dates are March 16, 23, or 30. Please contact me if your are interested at kjosenhans@aol.com, or by phone at 443-783-3271. If you can’t make this trip but would like to put together one of your own, please let me know. Thanks!

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