Waited for the storm to clear the lake (only temporary by the way)and got up there around 5:30. The usual hoard of bass anglers had vacated. Fly fished down under to a fairly steady but light blue gill bite.Seems more and more guys are fly fishing there and why not; it is a lot of fun. Caught a mess of bluegills from small to good size.The bite actually died off significantly as the light went down. I thought; may as well try a popper as it was quite still. Very few rising and I was wet wading so I couldn't chase.Despite that; I landed another four gills as the light vanished.No huge fish but several chunky 8" specimens that put a good bend in the rod. Everything went back for another day.
I have been fishing that area for awhile now and not catching any crappie. Most nights I go till it is too dark to see. I did see one small crappie caught by a fellow fly fisherman recently but my guess is you'd be pretty lucky to catch more than the occasional stray crappie or two at this time.That said, I did catch some in broad daylight last year in the summer and they are certainly well established here.
I wasn't saying he was lying just that it seemed unusual. I'm hitting it pretty often and it changes day to day like a lot of lakes. Fished for about an hour tonight and was happy not to get skunked. A little more breeze than I like for poppers but only a couple short hits fishing down. Most of my flies are no names, but a black bugger with a bead head usually does pretty well. I like jig hooks since they snag less. Also a muddler or just about anything with squirrel tail for a wing. You have to be patient though cause sometimes (like tonight)they just aren't biting.