Sunday, October 31, 2010
Spent some time Friday hitting a local lake without much luck. My friend and I took his boat out for 5 or so hours. We froze our asses off. The wind was whipping towards the end at between 20-25 miles per hour. I got nervous on the boat ride back to the dock. I brought both the fly rod as well as the spinning rod. I did manage to get a sinking tip line for it. I still though couldn't catch shit on the fly rod. We had to pay 5 dollars a piece to use the lake. I managed to catch 5 fish on the spinning rod. One smallie, one crappie, one warmouth, and two bluegill. Long afternoon but it was good to be out.
Sunday, October 24, 2010
Spent some time in September here. I managed to land two browns, one smallie and a bunch of sunfish. What was nice about this trip was what happened. I spoke briefly with a spin fisherman who was working some water I had by-passed. We exchanged small talk about the stream and then went our different ways. I started fishing a small pool and I heard him yelling to me. I turned and listened as he yelled that there was a brown holding under the big rock. I cast out and the fly landed just in front of the big rock. I watched a smallie come over and start to take an interest in it. I figured that this was the fish the spin fisherman was referring to. Before the smallie could get it, a big brown came out from under the rock and inhaled the fly. After landing the fish, I yelled a great big thank you to the spin fisherman who relied with a you are welcome. As I walked back to the car, I thought about how wonderful it was for him to share that information with me. Maybe the gap between fly fishermen and spin fishermen isn't that far off.
Saturday, October 23, 2010
Sunday, October 17, 2010
Spent some time today doing some late season pond fishing for largemouth bass and bluegill. The last couple of times I have been, I have cheated. I hate to admit it. I have been using a small 5 foot spinning rod and light line. It has been the first time in 10 years I have done any spin fishing. I feel like a cheater. In fact I wont even post the fish I catch on the spinning rod here on the blog. I have only been spin fishing because the fish are holding along the bottom and I do not have a sinking tip line so I cant get down deep enough to find the fish. That coupled with the fact that the pond my friend Greg and I have been fishing at is ringed with trees which makes casting a fly rod interesting to say the least. I managed to land 6 gills today on my orange cone head woolly bugger with the legs. I probably lost a good 20-25 fish. The strikes were slow and I just kept missing them. It was nice though to get out and do some fishing on a very beautiful fall day.