Water temps were just above 80 degrees in Walnut Creek today. I got a small bass sitting next to two stumps close to the shore at the entrance of the creek. Saw a few small gills hit my fly popper, but none of them could take it down.
The rest of the day was spent chasing crappie. I dipped every stump I could find, and caught around 10 small ones. One was just over 10 inches. I missed something big near one of the stumps. It snapped my 6 pound test and got away with my road runner.
It’s been over a month since I got the chance to get out. High winds and rain have kept me away. Forecast for today said partly cloudy with 5-10mph winds. I decided to paddle up walnut creek. I got to the lake around 7am, right when the sun was coming up. There was no (ZERO 0) wind. I chased minnows around in open water, and then decided to try and find a submerged bridge my navionics chip was showing. I missed a small bass near the bridge, and caught a small crappie next to a stump.
I caught two warmmouths at the entrance of the creek next to the bank with my fly rod. They attacked the popper as soon as it hit the water. Caught a few more bluegills with the popper before moving on. Water temps were around 86, so I didn’t expect to see a lot of crappie. I caught a small bass on a spinner bait, and another small crappie on a road runner. Didn’t catch anything while trolling a crankbait.
I didn’t lose any lures, and did not get my popper hung up in the trees, so it was a good day.