Monday, September 2, 2019
A morning walk around a small pond
Often....there is no better way to clear your mind, than a casual walk around still water with a fly rod in hand.
A few were brought to hand with the X-Gurgler
A few came up for the Foam-Butt Caddis
And a bunch of "Almost Pounders" were willing to chase around the Gurgling Wog in frog colors
On the water early, and off with the heat of the sun.
Hope you all had a great summer!
Tuesday, August 20, 2019
Monday, August 12, 2019
The RP Starling
The "Ralph's Little Pine" accounted for a couple during the heat of the day.
Ralph's Little Pine
The largest fish of the day was a 22" bow with a broom for a tail and huge kype. A long fight and being alone precluded a pic but it ended the day in good fashion. He took the "Little Crappie Fly" under an indicator.
Little Crappie Fly
Fish took everything from dry flies, to wets, streamers and nymphs. A great day on water with not a soul in sight.
Tuesday, August 6, 2019
But the excitement of the trip was a 40+ inch span 50-60lb Cow-nosed Ray. A 30 minute fight on an 8' medium action rod and 20lb line. The ray would be assisted back into the wash and I would be assisted towards a chair and a beer.
No flies were harmed during this fishing trip.
Wednesday, July 17, 2019
At 95 degrees I figured to hunt the shaded bank until near sunset, then point the Cumberland towards the lily clusters in open water. Expecting a few bass to show late, the activity was less than expected with only a few rises. The highlight being a 3-4lb fish the dogged hard in the weeds, than after clearing the weeds gave 3 good jump to show off and promptly spit my WOG back at me.
The Gills on the other hand lit up in size and color as the sun went lower.
I nice way to wrap up the day.
Wednesday, July 10, 2019
Morning WOG Report
This morning brought mid 80's with a light wind. The wind was substantial enough to push all of the algae to one side of the pond, making one half fishable for top water flies, and the other half a mess.
The Black WOG proved to be the bug of choice.
Oddly enough, only one gill came to hand. It was as if the water was void of them.
About a dozen bass in all, but most of them pounders. Three decent fish did choose to chase the WOG though.
All-n-All a good morning.