New Jersey Delaware River Smallmouth Bass  Day #43  State #46 July 25, 2009 06/13/09 Pennsylvania
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Guide: Chris Gatley
164 Rummel Road
Milford, NJ 08848
Phone: 267-253-5290
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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 on the 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 were a bit worried that we might hit another swollen river with the rain in the 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.  He also chewed into my lead a little more and now only trails me by 14 fish with 4 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 one time.  There were hundreds – no exaggeration.

By 11am we were on the road again and heading for the Nanticoke River in Delaware where we will fish for largemouth bass tonight.


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