June 22 2011 – Joe Pool – Loyd Park

Weather report said winds would be 5-10mph, so I decided to go out to Joe Pool for a few hours before work.  Winds were super low, and it was really cloudy until around 1pm.

I was at Loyd park in walnut creek, just past the entrance.  I noticed a very large beaver swimming about 60 yards in front of me while I was going toward the creek. (You can barely see it in the picture.) I started throwing my 3/8 ounce road runner around to see what I could find.

Found a small bass sitting close to the bank behind a tree.

Then I saw a huge school of minnows passing by.  I threw into it and pulled out a very nice white bass, threw into it again a pulled out a small crappie.

Reached the tree line and started throwing a popper on my fly rod.  Got an 8 inch greenie on a popper casting between two overhanging trees.  Caught two more bass, one on a road runner and one on a swim bait.

For some reason, the channel cats were hitting the black woolly bugger I tied last night. (Black with gold flash and bead head.) Got three small ones and failed to set the hook on a big one.


Wolly Bugger Tuesday

Tied some more wolly buggers today.  Winds may be down tomorrow, so I’ll get a chance to go out to the lake. Tried the black bugger with the red flash in the tail.  Caught one bass and one bluegill at lancaster park in about an hour.  Took the same bugger to Huffines Park and caught 17 Green sunfish in about three hours.

The bite was super slow today at both locations.  Rained yesterday, and it’s raining tonight also.