PVFF on Piney River Reservoir



Photos from Fishing Outing to Piney Run Reservoir - 2003


As the Piney Run Reservoir trip coordinator, my day started early. I arrived at the park at 5:45 am to find the perfect picnic spot. The weather was clearing but rains were forecasted for later in the day. As I cursed my bad luck for planning a fishing trip on a rainy day, I was taken by the tranquility of the lake. The air smelled of fresh rain and the water was still as glass.

Piney Run pic

The wildlife in the park was already active. Pictured here is a family of geese deciding on a boat to rent for the morning.

Piney Run pic

After looking around, I found the perfect picnic table to make the PVFF trip outing headquarters. As I set up I kept saying to myself, Put food out and people will show up... Put food out and people will show up.

Piney Run pic

As 1pm approached, the sun made an appearance .The local forecasters made weak promises that the rain would hold off until evening.After four straight days of rain, the sun seemed to be to good to be true. I know theirs a big bass holding on that bank.

Piney Run pic

The event start time came and found myself (Eric Thesing) Jerome Wilson, Bill Wilson and as the only hardcore PVFF fisherman in attendance. We left the PVFF headquarters unattended and headed for a beaver dam in search of large crappie and bluegill.

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After fifteen long minutes, I hooked into my first fish. I didn’t know they made bass this small! I called over to Bill and Jerome and they weren’t doing much better. What was going on? The last time I had fished this spot it was one big fish after another.Really it was.

Piney Run pic

After some time I was rewarded with a few nice crappies but the huge bluegill were nowhere to be found. The clouds started to gather and the winds started to pick up. I looked for Jerome and Bill and they were off fishing on their own. I continued to paddle around and fish for the rest of the afternoon. The rain never came in strength and I managed to catch a bunch of mid size bluegills and a few large crappies. While I wouldn’t say the outing was a total success I count myself lucky to have spent the time fishing.

Piney Run pic