Our last doubleheader day is
finally here. It
looks like today will
be a 20 hour marathon before it is all said and done.
Hopefully this will be one of the last days
we set our alarm clock for something in the 4am hour.
After a 10 mile drive from our
campsite we met up with our guide Chris Gantly of Ardent Angler at 6am
Delaware River in Frenchtown, New Jersey. He was rigged and ready to
go within seconds
of our parking. The
weather was clear
and the water looked great. We
bit worried that we might hit another swollen river with the rain in
northeast but everything looked good.
We tossed the big rigs (plastics,
cranks, rattletraps) for the first hour before Taylor turned
to Mr. Dependable – the little
#3 gold Blue Fox. I
was down 10-3 before
I cried “uncle” and looked for my blue fox as well. I made a good run at him
in the last hour but
he clipped me again – 15 to 13.
chewed into my lead a little more and now only trails me by 14 fish
States to go. He
also got another skin
and is making that contest interesting too as I lead him 18 to 15. He has a chance to beat me
there too if he
sweeps the remaining States.
Dad (359 fish); Taylor (345 fish)
with a Grand Total of 703 fish to date.
I think the Delaware
River set the record for most tubers on the water at
time. There were
hundreds – no
By 11am we were on the road again
and heading for the Nanticoke
where we will fish for largemouth bass tonight.