Susquhanna River, MD

Port Deposit Fishing Pier

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Outing Information

Date
Start/End Time
2:00pm to 4:00pm
Best Fishing Time
2:00pm to 3:00pm
Rating
Good
Classification
Public
Water Temp
41.0°F
Water Clarity
Stained - 1' to 3' visibility
Water Level
Above normal
User
Brian Peacock

Fish Caught

Crappie

Caught Avg Size Pattern Optional Fields
7 8" Black and yellow Panther Martin Original Notable Fish: 6" - 8"
Time Caught: 2:30pm
Fish Depth: 1' - 3'
Water Depth: 6' - 10'
Kept/Released: / 7
Water Type: Slack water and Current break
Retrieve: Cast and retrieve slowly
Leader/Tippet: 8 lbs. test
7 8"
Total: 7 fish

Weather

SkiesMorningAfternoonEvening
Cloudy X X X
Precipitation
Rain - Light X X
Snow X
Wind
Light - 5 to 10 knots X X X
Air Temp High/Low
35.0°F / -
Wind Direction
-
Weather Front
-
Barometer
29.62^
Moon Phase
61% Full (Waxing gibbous)

Other Patterns Tried

No other pattern information for this outing.

Hatches

No hatch information for this outing.

Insect Seining

No seining information for this outing.

Fishing Partners

Rick

Waypoints

No waypoints were saved with this outing.

Notes

I didn't go fishing today but my good friend Rick did and he gave me his data for his outing. He told me that he found a school of Crappie in about 7 feet of water . He was using a 1/8 oz. or 1/4 oz. inline Panther Martin spinner with a silver blade and a black with yellow spoted body. He clamed that the water was a little muddy posibly from the rain and melting snow run off and I'm sure if I were there to inspect the situation better that I would have seen a prodominate color change at the current break. My belief is that these fish were schooled up susspending in the calmer dingier water either snatching up bait fish as they swung out into the slack water from the curent and these fish lie waiting in the dingy water where they could not be seen by the minnows, or the minnows were on there way out from the safty of the pier to deeper water due to the fast rising presure of the storm comming in the next day. After finding the school of crappie feeding well in such conditions I would have opted to put on a tube or a susspending jerk bait if those crappie were there, they were there for a reason and I can almost say that there were other fish there, under the crappie, as well, like Small mouth or Large mouth Bass, Waleye,or even some rock fish. Due to Ricks inexperience I don't think he took total advantage of this situation. Either way if not for Rick this log in would not exist. Thanks Rick!