Friday, September 10, 2021

Opening Act for Peter and Bernadette

Peter and Bernadette were visiting the Poconos from their home in New York City and decided to do some fishing on scenic Lake Wallenpaupack to kick off their vacation.  This couple had a scorcher of a day as it was one of the hottest days of the entire summer as the heat index was very high.  They got an early start and headed out on the water in the coolness of the morning though in search of the fish that swim below.  The recent rains had the lake level very high for this time of year as they went right to the Keitech Baits to pursue their quarry.  The action was decent most of the early morning and then Peter and Bernadette really learned a valuable lesson on shade and sunlight and how it effects the behavior of the fish.  Pin point casts became much more crucial as the sun's rays beat down strongly on the lake warming the water rapidly.  They would catch largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, and a variety of panfish on the day as they caught some good numbers despite the very challenging conditions.  Peter also hooked a giant pickerel that he battled for a bit before it made a power run and turned in a different direction severing the line with is sharp teeth. They spoke about many of their experiences in the fine arts field that they work at in New York and how they met back in college studying the same course.  The happily married couple also seen plenty of wildlife and enjoyed exploring the lake as well as the Wallenpaupack area during their visit.