Delaware Nanticoke River Largemouth Bass  Day #43 State #47 July 25, 2009 06/13/09 Pennsylvania
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Guide: Rick Messick
305 Wrights Avenue
Hurlock, MD 21643
Phone: 410-200-4536
Email: Marshyhope Creek Bass Fishing
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This evening we fished the little known Nanticoke River in southern Delaware for largemouth bass.  There may be a reason this river is not well known – and it may be lack of fish.  I’m not serious, we were just skunked this evening as everybody has a bad day once in a while.  But, we don’t feel so bad as there was a local bass tournament that lasted 10 hours today and the top prize went to a pair of local fisherman that boated two fish totaling 3 lbs with one of them being less than 12” long.   Hmmm.  I’m sure this river has fish in it – just not sure where they went today.  It looked fishy and we did have one blow up on a lure so we at least have some evidence.

We tried just about every lure in the boat.  In fact, Taylor couldn’t even get a rise on his lucky Blue Fox so you know something had to be off.

We would like to thank our new friend Rick Messick from Maryland who joined us tonight.  He’s a Maryland guide that fishes the Nanticoke River there.  He volunteered to host us tonight on the Delaware side because we were not able to find a guide for this river out of Delaware.  We had a good time – made fun of each other most of the evening as we put more lures in the trees than in the water half the time.  Maybe that’s why we didn’t catch anything.  Our presentation was a bit too terrestrial.

The weather was beautiful as we fished our 45th State out of 47 with no rain.

Our total fish count remains the same:

Dad (359 fish); Taylor (345 fish) with a Grand Total of 703 fish to date.

By 10pm we were back in our RV and headed for Maryland.  Tomorrow we will tackle the mighty striped bass in the Chesapeake Bay and conclude the RV portion of our journey through the lower 48 States.


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