The following fishing report has been shared by Ed Harabin, President of the Hunterdon Anglers and captain of the Double Anchor. – RI
Last night, Saturday, June 23, 2012 Dennis Haggerty, Richard Willey and Ed Harabin fished for night time rainbows at Round Valley Reservoir. Conditions were perfect. No moon, slight breeze, comfortable temperature. Surface temperature 76 degrees. Doubled anchored over 47ft. of water on the South shoreline. Started fishing at 9:30pm. Last rainbow in at 4:50am.
Chumed with corn. Baited with cooked Shrimp. 1st. fish in at 9:50pm. Found them at 30ft. over 47ft. Action was fast & furious! At 10:45pm Dennis caught a 21in. 4lb. rainbow at 40ft.
Most of the largest rainbows were caught close to or on the bottom. All the fast action was at 30ft. The choice was yours. Ed & Richard stayed mostly at 30ft. Dennis only caught a few, but they indeed were the largest.
11:50pm – 21in. 3lb. flat on bottom – Dennis
1:00am – 23in. 5lb. flat on bottom – Dennis (largest of night)
1:15am – 21in. 3lb. flat on bottom – Richard
Other 3 pounders were also caught between 25 & 30ft. down. Everything was caught on cooked shrimp. No other boats at our location. Most at campsite #72. Have no idea how anyone did. We hit a slow period between 3am & 4am. Wanted to break the old record of 101 rainbows in one night with 4 fishermen. We totaled out with 110 with 3 fishermen.
Ed Harabin – 45
Richard Willey – 49
Dennis Haggerty – 16
We could have had a much higher total if Dennis fished at 30ft. Last rainbow caught at 4:50am. We actually ran out of shrimp.
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