Fished Sunday on the Northside from 6:00 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. on the incoming tide and bagged 19 fish most of them were really big" hogs". Fishing was a bit slower than Saturday and weather was not nearly as nice. Saturday was very hot and I would rate Sunday as hot to good.
Points for successful Dipnetting:
That's my take on the dipnetting scene, it's really fun and very productive. You don't really notice the crowd and as I said the people were all friendly and even helpful.
- Go....don't worry about crowds. I fished Saturday and Sunday and had a wonderful time. The whole vibe is positive, fun and family oriented. Say "hi" to the person next to you and you'll be chatting away and making new dipnet friends. I was cleaning fish and a guy came up and started talking to me about how big the fish were and I looked up and it was Tommy Moe. I said your the skier and he said yeah, what's your name and stuck out his hand. I showed him my fishy hands and he said don't worry about it and shook my hand.
- Use a good dipnet..... if you want fish and want to do this in the future buy a top of the line dipnet. We use a 60 inch hoop with 20 ft extension for $180.00 and it's well worth it. It's called the "Curtain of Death" for a reason.
- Take or buy ice before going and have lots of cooler space.
- DO NOT CLEAN YOUR FISH IN THE SURF - Use any surface besides the beach. Keep them out of the sand as much as possible and get them on ice as soon as you can.
SpiderPig, Spiderpig, does whatever a Spiderpig does........