Winds were 15+ mph all day, so I headed out to the park. I kept the wind at my back and used a roll cast with my fly rod. I caught several small bluegills and two bass. Most of the gills were caught near the library. All were caught on a small white popper with my 6wt rod.
Made a quick run over to Joe Pool to check for crappie. Caught a few small ones while jigging stumps. The water had cleared up from the rain last week, but I couldn’t find a large number of fish in any one location. Found a few small bass and bluegills where I expected to find crappie.
Water temps were 77 degrees. Rain was forecast for the afternoon, so I planned to leave around noon. Well at 2pm I noticed a dark cloud coming in from the west. I was only five minutes away from my car.
Then Boom!!! Rain started pouring down. I had to paddle to the car while getting soaked. I was in a small cove, so I wasn’t too worried. As soon as I get to the shore, the rain stops. Figures…
Just got the new Ascend FS128T from Bass Pro, and took it out for a test run. This is my first SOT, so i was a little wobbly at first. I went out to open water, and only got a little water in the yak. The sun got rid of that. The only problem I had with the yak was the little rod holder that’s right next to the seat. There is no way to paddle once a rod is in the holder. It needs to be moved up. The yak moves at around 2mph just casually paddling. I got it up to 3mph by going a little harder.
I went over to Walnut creek and quickly got a small crappie and a small bass on a spinner bait. I threw the road runner around the area, but did not find anything else.
I threw my popper long the tree line and caught several small bluegills. The bite died down, so I put on some of the berkely gulp maggots and caught a few more. I even pulled in a small channel cat.
As usual, the big fish of the day came as I was leaving the creek. I threw a spinner bait near a beaver hut on the shore and reeled it back a few times. Got a nice bass sitting near a stump.