1967 Fishing Log Archive -- Fishin' with Rick Holt

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At some point in my childhood my dad and I began fishing together. I don't recall exactly how long ago it was when we got serious about our fishing, but by 1966 when I was 16 years old I began keeping a fishing log. What follows here is my second year of record keeping -- the 1967 fishing log. My record keeping began to slip at the end of this year and all I have for the last month or so is a summary.

Date Where Fish Caught Bait Notes
1/2/67 Seneca Creek Pickerel(1) Minnows Cold, fair, not too windy, bad tide
1/3/67 Seneca Creek Nothing Minnows Improper bobbers, fair, calm, ice breaking up, Dad alone
1/8/67 Seneca Creek Yellow perch(1) Minnows Fog and rain, wind came up, floating ice, low tide, cold
1/16/67 Seneca Creek Chain Pickerel(10 including a 4lb. 2oz.Award) Minnows, Mepps Early fog, early start,calm, cloudy, not too cold, row or drift along slowly w/ baits shallow under bobbers.
1/17/98 Gas and Electric Bulkhead nothing Minnows Windy, sunny, cold
1/20/67 Broad Creek Crappie(11, Dad only 2) Shad Darts Ice fishing,sunny, mild, no wind,15 ft. of water, pump dart slowly.
1/21/67 Broad Creek Crappie(2, one tiny & one medium) Shad Darts Ice Fishing,partly cloudy , cold, large crowd.
1/26/67 Eastern Shore Ponds Catfish and crappie Minnows Fair, calm, some small pickerel below spillway
1/27/67 Seneca Creek Dad got nothing, Others got 4 pickerel and perch Minnows Rainy, windy, poles broke
1/29/67 Seneca Creek nothing Minnows Very windy(10-20), cold
1/30/67 Gas and Electric Bulkhead nothing Minnows Lee, George and Dad, stayed only about 20 minutes
1/31/67 Gas and Electric Bulkhead nothing Minnows Fished off point, Seneca frozen over
2/2/67 Seneca Pickerel(2), Perch(2) for dad, His friend got some pickerel( one was 3 3/4 lb) and perch Minnows Not to windy, not too cold, tried drifting
2/12/67 Gas and Electric Bulkhead nothing Johnson Spoon Cold, very windy, only 5 casts, Seneca frozen up
2/13/67 Broad Creek Few crappies(Dad got none) Shad Darts Cold, thin ice, cracking, saw some nice crappie caught
2/14/67 Potomac near Pepco 1 bluegill for Wally, Dad nothing Minnows Too much current, fair, broken shear pin, used Jon Boat
2/19/67 Seneca Creek nothing Minnows, Mepps, Johnson Spoon 1/4 " ice on water, got out 11 am,Finaly got to cove by 1:30, cold, wind picked up, tried drift
2/20/67 Seneca Creek 19" Pickerel and 10" perch for Dad, 14" pickerel and 9" perch for Wally Minnows Windy, cold, cloudy water,cloudy sky, high tide in evening, ice along shore, rain in evening
2/26/67 Gas and Electric Bulkhead nothing Johnson Spoon Windy, cold, very low tide
3/4/67 Seneca Creek Chain Pickerel(4, up to 19"), Yellow Perch(3, up to 11 1/2") Minnows Early snow and rain, afternoon cloudy, cold, calm, perch in morning, pickerel drifiting slowly
3/5/67 Seneca Creek Pickerel(1 of 17") Minnows, Mepps Intermittent drizzle, breezy, cold
3/8/67 Seneca Creek yellow perch(2, one large and one small) Minnows Not too windy, not too cold, used spreaders, muddy water
3/9/67 Seneca Creek Pickerel(1 nice one),Yellow Perch(6) Minnows Sunny, little windy, used spreaders, most fish sitting still
3/10/67 Seneca Creek Yellow Perch(2, one large and one small) Minnows Cold, sunny, windy
3/12/67 Seneca Creek Yellow Perch(1), White Perch(1) Minnows Windy, not too cold, calm evening, 6am-5pm, tried all methods and places, Rick alone
3/13/67 Magothy River Dad caught 2- 12" Rock, Wally got 3 white perch and 2 rock(biggest 3 1/4lb) Minnows, Shad Darts Blackhole Creek, Misty, shad rigs
3/14/67 Corsica River Dad got 15 yellow perch, the group got 54  Yellow perch total Minnows Minnows under bobbers,sunny not too cold, 4 people
3/14/67 Bear Creek Bullheads(4 small ones), Sunfish(1) worms Evening fishing, right side of point
3/15/67 Bear Creek 1 small bullhead worms Evening fishing, drizzle, cold, no luck trapping minnows.
3/16/67 Smithville Pond Crappies(16), Dad and Walley fished Minnows Below spillway, sunny,very windy, cold, bobbers
3/16/67 Bear Creek Bullheads(2) worms Low tide, sunny, windy, cold, evening fishing
3/23/67 Magothy River Yellow Perch(8 up to13 3/4"), Chain Pickerel(15) Minnows on Shad Darts Cold, rain, not too windy, Mills Creek
3/24/67 Magothy River Pickerel(3) Minnows on Shad Darts Windy, cold, Mills Creek
3/26/67 Bear Creek Bluegill(7) worms Breezy, not too cold,trapped some minnows on low tide.
3/27/67 Corsica River Yellow Perch(25 for Dad and Rick), Total of 80 perch caught by the group Minnows Tidewater canals, not too cold, high tide best,fished with and without bobbers, but without was best.
3/28/67 Corsica River Yellow Perch(Rick got 30, Dad Got 20, others got 60, 110 total) Minnows Fresh water canals,fair, high tide most of day,w/o bobber is best, tired smithville 11 am, but got nothing.
3/29/67 Bear Creek Bluegill(1) Bloodworms Evening fishing, fished deep, flyrod w/spincast reel.
3/30/67 Bear Creek Bluegill(7), Bullhead(1) worms Evening fishing, fished deep w/ fly rod
3/31/67 Bear Creek Bluegills(2), one large minnow worms Evening fishing,little windy, not too cold,fly rod, deep drift in.
4/1/67 Bear Creek Bluegills(4), one large minnow bloodworms evening fishing, warm, little windy,high tide, fly rod deep
4/2/67 Millers Island Rock(one 14"), one small white perch, threw small rock back bloodworms 10am-3:45pm,windy, not too cold, got fish between Millers and Hart Islands
4/3/67 Dundee Creek Catfish(Dad got 3), 1 small bass and a few white perch got by Wally Bloodworms, Mepps Windy, rough water,fished in Saltpeter in vicinity of power plant
4/4/67 Bear Creek 1 sunny, 5 large minnows worms Little windy, hands cold, flyrod deep
4/6/67 Bear Creek 1 carp(10"), 1 sunny worms Calm, warm, high tide,surface film washed in with tide,fly rod deep
4/8/67 Millers Island Catfish(15),White Perch(2),yellow Perch(2), 2 small rock Bloodworms and bloodworms w/spinners Cool, windy,clear,few cats and whites out past light, most fish caught on inshore side of bayshore island
4/9/67 Dundee Creek Yellow Perch(18 small),Eels(3 large) minnows cloudy, windy, cold,very high tide,7am-1pm, crabs in
4/14/67 Bear Creek 2 sunny (rick) worms clear, warm, no too windy, dad and Rick
4/16/67 Bear Creek Catfish(5),White Perch(1),Sunfish(1) worms warm, partley cloudy, high tide, fly rod deep,wind picked up, spinning rod on bottom 8:30am-11am
4/21/67 Dundee Creek Catfish(2), Yellow Perch(8 kept, 20 caught),Eels(8),Crappie(Dad got a 12 1/2",1 1/4 lb) Minnows and Mepps Partly Cloudy, windy at times,calm evening,crappie close to duck blind, high tide, 6am -5:30pm
4/23/67 Bear Creek Catfish(3) worms windy, low incoming tide, fly rod w/ bobber
4/25/67 Bear Creek 2 sunny, 3 minnows, lost 1 cat and one eel worms low incoming tide,windy evening, spinning deep, fly rod w/bobber
4/26/67 Susquehanna River nothing Liz tailers windy, fast water,clear water, from Rock Run Pier
4/27/67 Susquehanna River nothing Darts Rain, under RR bridge
4/30/67 Gas and Electric Bulkhead nothing Spinners Not too windy, warm,Rick alone,walked, saw carp caught.
5/1/67 Bear Creek White Perch(2), 1 sunny worms fly rod deep, sand bar
Mid - November to the 1st Week of December No records kept during this time either. Made about 6 trips to Seneca and got some perch and 1 or 2 small pike, but fishing is not up to par yet. Wally got 2 bass on two consecutive days in Seneca by the weedbed up in the creek by the boathouse off the point. Tired Eastern Shore ponds one or two times but nothing doing. Fishing still slow in the Magothy. Had first ice up in Magothy and Seneca during this time.

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