April 26, 203 – Walnut Creek

Water temps were 65-67 degrees.  Water has cleared up a little since we’ve had a few days of 75+ degree weather.  The bluegills are still sitting along the tree lines, so I pulled a few in with the popper on the fly rod.

I figured out how to detect those light bites on the wolly bugger.  I cut a small foam float in half, and used it as a strike indicator.  I was expecting to catch another catfish, but the first cast found a crappie sitting up close to the bank.  The float just barely moved, so I did a hard strip and lifted the rod.  Just over ten inches, but I let it go.

I thought I had a pretty big one on, but it turned out to be another small catfish. I think I’ll tie a larger bugger to see if I can catch some larger catfish.

Since the water was clear, I thought I’d throw the road runner. I pulled in two more crappie, which were also just above ten inches. They were also released.

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