July 5, 2011 – Joe Pool – Loyd Park

It’s early in the morning, and I’m loading my yak onto the new cart I just bought to make things easier for myself. I’m on the ground attaching a strap to the cart when I find …… ANTS!!!!  They got my right arm, right side of my back, and both feet.   I sprayed the area when I got back home, but I still have those bites on me.

I decided to go with just my fly rod today, hoping I could get a big carp on.   I caught three small bass, one 7 inch bluegill, a small catfish, and several small bluegills and greens.  And yes, the cat finned me while I was trying to release it. Left ring finger this time. Caught all the bass on poppers, bluegills on poppers and black wooly bugger, and the catfish also hit the black bugger.

Wind kept changing directions at every turn in the creek, so I had to anchor down a few times and fish a few spots a lot longer than I normally would.

Saw TFF user rg6942 in his canoe fishing with a small fly rod.  He said he was catching a lot of bluegills.  His tagline says he caries his canoe on a ford focus, and I saw it with my own eyes.  A small ford focus with a canoe trailer attached.


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