Monday, July 11, 2016


Last week I took a party who visit Saratoga during the racing season out fishing on the upper Hudson River between Schuylerville and Stillwater; and it was 4 hours of action. It was Tracy Pletcher with her two sons, Kyle, Payton and daughter Hannah; and Michele and her son Shane Blozis. The first half hour was slow and only one largemouth was caught and released. But it wasn’t too long after, that the smallmouth were biting and everybody began catching.

The real fun began when we started drifting and 4 of them hooked up to smallies while drifting a shoreline in about 8 feet of water. That 500 yard drift produced good smallmouth every time we made it that afternoon. At the end of the trip 13 year old Hannah caught the biggest bass of the day and there were doubts about who caught the most. 

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