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Fishing Coves In Winter. Waste Of Time?

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I was thinking about going up to this cove that has done wel for me in the spring, summer and fall. Never fished it in winter. Ill be there at around 7-8am. Low tide is a 1015. So ill be fishing the high tide going out to low tide. Is this going to be a waste of time this time of year? Or can i possibly catch something. Ive caught LMB, SMB, catfish, crappie and bluegill in this spot. When the tide gets low i can walk around the sides. Theres a dock at the inside of the cove and one at the mouth where it empties into Neshaminy Creek. Any tips? What would you throw?

 

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Sorry, im not sure why it didnt post the picture. Heres the link to the googlemaps picture of the cove.

 

https://maps.google.com/?ll=40.078827,-74.907532&spn=0.003538,0.006899&t=h&z=17

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The marina looks good! Small cove shouldn't take too long to check it out. The breakwater rip rap at the marina should hold some fish year around. In a river bass could be anywhere. Do you fish from a boat?

Tom

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Fishing on the delaware has always been so hit or miss for me.  I mostly shore fish and I've had most of my luck fishing little inlets and what not where the water tends to slow down and I can locate a deep pocket.  I've had days up on the wing d**n when the fish were schooling where I was just killing it, and others where no matter how I threw everything I had, I couldn't get a bite.  I would definitely try the cove where you've pulled fish before, as well as the rip rap WRB was saying. 

 

Quick question - have you ever been able to get onto bristol island and fish the pond that's land locked in the middle?  It's been on my list of places to try ever since I saw it on a map.  I'd love to paddle my kayak over and drop it in there when the water is low.

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I'm on foot. Can't get into the marina unless you own a boat slip. I've been kicked out before. And no I've never been on that island. I've heard that there lots of good sized, dumb bass in there. Just have to be weary of the tides. If you're in there when the tide goes out you won't get out. Its straight mud along the banks.

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im hoping to get a calm day and kayak over to the island and try that lake out, its also been on my list...

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i would fish it too.  I mean it can't hurt.  And you guys are bring back old memories...i grew up in levittown and used to fish neshaminy creek all the time.

 

Also do you mean that lake on Burlington Island on the map link he posted?

 

If so, i haven't fished it but if you go for it i would check to see if you need a NJ license since it is technically on the jersey side and is landlocked.  The Game wardens in Jersey are a pain in the butt the few times i have run into them.....

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You don't have to worry about having an NJ license to fish Burlingon Island. I did some research and found out that if you're fishing the banks of the Delaware you only needyour license. Like if I were to cross the bridge and go fish a bank on the NJ side my PA license will suffice.

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I have an uncle who is fortunate enough to have a boat that he uses on the Delaware. Unfortunately I haven't had the chance to get out with him yet, but he has hooked into some ridiculous stripers all through the tidal area of the Delaware.  He was the one who originally tipped me off to that little pond, which I think is actually quite a few acres.  He's told me that he has put together a few nice stringers by getting in and fishing that water when it's been land locked.  I'm hoping to get over there and fish it this year. 

 

I was able to get home this past weekend so my father and I got out for a few hours to a nearby neighborhood pond that I've done fairly well at in the past.  It's completely unpressured as it's literally in the middle of a neighborhood, never having seen anyone even try to fish it, and was able to pluck a 3.5lber out of it earlier this year.  We got nothing.  Not a single bite.  We bumped spinner baits along the bottom, threw suspending jerk baits, slow work jigs and carolina rigged worms.  We slowed down to the point where it seemed like our retrieves were taking 3-5 minutes even.  We through the entire color spectrum at 'em, tandem casted and chased each others lures in, etc.  Not a thing.  We couldn't catch the bite if it bit us in the ass.  I heard it may be a cold weekend so layer up man and definitely let us know how you make out. 

 

Just a little side note that I thought was interesting while looking into this more...there used to be a little amusement park on burlington island in the early 1900's.  Two fires eventually destroyed the entire park, all for except a carousel, which was sold and relocated to the casino pier in Seaside Heights.  The carousel continued to function in original condition until this year when Hurricane Sandy decimated the beach.  It was on the same pier as that of the roller coaster that went for a swim.   

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no time spent on the water is a waste of time

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First rule of fishing is if your bait is not in the water you are not going to catch anything.  If the spot is available and your only choice, hit it.

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