September 21, 2011 – Joe Pool Lake

Loyd Park – Temperature was 92 degrees at 2pm.  Water temp was 80 – 83 degrees. I missed my first fish on the first cast because I did not set the hook quick enough. I could not find a bluegill or greenie anywhere in the creek.  Bass were everywhere and I found two crappie.  One bass was caught with a silver/white popper on the fly rod.

I lost two road runners in the trees, and had to unhook my popper around four times.  I didn’t catch anything with the spinner bait, but I caught several with a small silver crank bait.  I decided to troll that silver crank bait while I was leaving and caught four small bass on the way to my truck.


September 19, 2011 – Joe Pool Lake

Loyd Park – Temp in the low 80’s. Water temp 77-80 degrees.  Water stained due to previous rains.

My fly rod only caught two little greenies.  Nothing else wanted to hit the fly I was throwing.  I went to most of my normal spots and couldn’t get a bite.  Tried plastic worms and a silver rattle trap.  Nothing. 

Then I tied on a small white spinner bait that I bought just the other day, and found a bunch of crappie hanging out in a spot where I normally catch bass and bluegills. Water was 7-8 feet deep.  Caught 7 crappie about 15 yards from the bank all in the same general area. 

That same spinner caught two nice bass in open water, away from the bank.  I’m guessing they were chasing minnows.  I fished from about 8am to 2pm.  Had to leave so I could get to work on time. 


September 13, 2011 – Joe Pool Lake

Loyd Park.

Water is getting lower of course, but the water temperature was 77 degrees.  Caught more bass near the stumps that are now visible in 7 – 10 feet of water.  Caught two nice bass on the fly rod and a few more with a plastic worm.  Found two nice bass sitting in the same spot. One was two pounds, the other was just over a pound.

Tried a small silver rattle trap and it caught a few small bass.  Caught a bunch of small greenies and bluegills, nothing very large.