We had a great day fishing with the family on PA’s “Mentored Fishing Day” in Fulton County. Each of us caught two fish, the limit for mentored day. Can’t wait to do it again next year!
My friend recently purchased some Pivothead Recon camera glasses. He loaned them to me for a week, so I decided to try them out by taking them with me while trout fishing on Big Cove Creek. This was my first time fishing for trout, unless you count helping the kids catch trout last Saturday or my steelhead fishing trip to Erie last fall.
I ended up catching a 12-inch rainbow trout soon after I arrived. That catch I was able to record on the glasses, at least mostly. I found it a bit challenging to keep the camera pointed in the right direction. The other challenge with camera glasses is keeping the head steady so the recorded video isn’t shaky. Click on the video link to the left to see the recording.
My second fish came a couple of hours later and was a 10-inch rainbow trout. By this time, the battery in the glasses was low and I didn’t get it on video. The first fish came on Berkley PowerBait bubblegum 3-inch floating worm. The second fish was caught on Berkley natural scent garlic PowerBait.
I’ve been an avid fisherman for several years, but I mostly target catfish, panfish, and a few bass. For some reason I have not had a lot of interest in trout fishing. That changed last fall when two of my friends invited me to go with them to Erie, PA and fish for steelhead. It was like learning to fish all over again. However, I decided to put some of the experience to use and go trout fishing.
On opening day in Fulton county the creeks are very crowded, so instead of fishing myself I took my three sons down to Big Cove Tannery to fish near the hatchery at the area designated for children only. It was a learning experience, but Landry and Camden each came home with their first trout. Click below to watch the video.