Post by vancleaver on Jun 26, 2018 21:12:32 GMT -5
Got to the Lake a little after 6pm. Wind was whipping pretty good the whole time up lake from the dam. I parked in back and walked into the top end, taking my UL rig and fly rod just in case. Lake was being pummeled by bass boats, kayaks and everything else; not surprising on a beautiful day with temps in the mid 70's Caught some gills and small bass with a small Sassy Shad type lure. It slowed down and I switched to small Gulp minnows. I picked away pretty steadily but got bored since it was a little too easy and none of the fish were large. Took out the fly rod with one of my custom tungsten bead headed Buggers. Bingo; landed a gill right away and caught a couple nicer ones as well as a few small bass and one really fat 16" model. also hooked another good bass a lost it about a rods length away though I never got a good look. Bottom line was I had a lot of fun, though casting the fly rod was a challenge in the wind, which never laid down. Hiked on out just before dark and made the long ride (8min.) home.
Way back I tried fly fishing never got it down for the trout BUT panfish at a local park lake were a blast. I had tied up a dark red "maraboo" fly similar to what a "San Juan worm" would look like after they hit the scene a few years later. Mine I sort of wrapped a "head" on the hook shank and left an 1-2" tail off the bend. The sunnies loved that pulsating "maraboo" .... LOL
My mind works like lightning, one brilliant flash and it is gone.