August 5, 2011 – Joe Pool Lake – Loyd Park.

Went out to the lake to try and catch a carp.  I got several bluegills, greens, and longears using the pink  berkeley maggots I used last time I came to the creek.  I even caught a small bass with the berkeley bait sitting under a bobber. Water in the creek is still low, but the path has been cleared.  Just stay to the left of the “trail” markers.

I decided to try and catch a carp with my fly rod.  I spooked about 20 of them sitting in shallow water, and actually casted to six.  Caught one two pounder on a black wooly bugger in about two feet of water.


August 1, 2011 – Joe Pool Lake – Walnut Creek

NO WIND!!!!!  For the first time in forever there was no wind when I hit the lake at 7am.  I went across the lake to the far bank to see what I could find.  Only got one bite on my fly rod, but no fish.  My fish finder was not showing any fish or any bait, so I left after about 30 minutes and headed for the creek.

My path to the creek is officially gone.  I had to get out of my yak and walk about ten yards because the water was so low.  There were alot of greenies hitting my fly rod early before I even made it to the tree line.  They were sitting near stumps close to the shoreline.

Caught one small bass on a small white popper with the fly rod.  Nothing was biting the wooly bugger today.

Got one crappie on a small black/yellow jig that is supposed to look like a minnow.  Got two white bass and one bass on the rooster tail I was playing with at the park yesterday.  The crappie and white bass were just out in the open, not next to any structure.

Ran into a TKF user who said he caught several small bass at the mouth of the creek.  Saw a father/son team in an inflatable yak with no drinking water and not wearing their life jackets.  I could just imagine them running over a stump and ripping that blow up yak apart.


July 31, 2011 – Huffines Park

Picked up some small jigs and rooster tails for my ultralight spinning rod.  Went to Huffines to test it out.  The west pond that had turned blue, then green is back to it’s normal color now.  Only caught one small greenie on a little yellow jig with a small silver rotor on the front. (I forgot what it was called.)


The middle pond had a bunch of algae in it, but I managed to pull three greenies out of it with the red/black rooster tail.  Caught serveral very small greenies in the East pond.  I think I’ll try those rooster tails at the lake.