Thursday, June 9, 2022

June Poppers

Summer temps bring on top-water action 

On both large and small warmwater haunts, summer signals popper time.  Nearly all species on a given water will start aggressively hunting the lilies, shorelines and shallows. 

Deer hair bugs and foam Wogs can provide exciting takes and great action.

Bluegill will take poppers they aren't even capable of swallowing

Tying the Firecracker 

Tubes and kayaks in the lily pads provide the perfect situation for dropping poppers in those tiny pockets

Top water fishing is such a visual method of fly fishing, which absorbs your focus.  

Tying the Gurgling Frog

Walking the banks of smaller ponds and catch basins can bring nice fish to hand

Scenes such as this...water glass calm...become violent acts of nature when bass begin to look up

Dust off the bass rod and grab a handful of poppers.  

See you on the water!


Saturday, June 4, 2022

Wading Through Memorial Day


The Flag, Trout & Heat

With gobblers shutting down & heat going up, the water was a welcome respite.  Fortunately the fish felt like playing along.

The C2C nymph carried most of the weekend bringing a few nice fish to hand.  Along with a few nearly too large to land that promptly taught me what happens when I make a mistake.

Tying the C2C Nymph

Mostly Browns on the weekend with a few Rainbow mixed in.

Hatches were to be had as well, but surface action was tough to find. The 3M Midge fished in the surface film made the difference.

Tying the 3M Midge

It was a good weekend.  Hope all had a good holiday as well.

See you on the water.