April 26, 2014 – Lancaster and Huffines Park.

20+mph winds outside, so I couldn’t take my yak out to the lake.  I wanted to do a little fishing, so I headed out to Lancaster park.  The bluegills are in the shallows, and they were hitting the little white popper I was throwing with my fly rod.

This bass was hiding in the grass behind the gills.

A large bass took the white popper down and snapped the line.  I had to switch over to a yellow popper after that.  Caught just over thirty bluegills and a small bass.

Headed out to Huffines Park in Richardson next.  The wind was to high for the middle and east ponds, so I just stayed at the west pond near the gym.  The wind was behind me, so I used the roll cast to reach the fish that were on the opposite (north) bank.

The pond is full of green sunfish that will hit the popper as soon as it hits the water.  I stopped counting after 30.

This fat greenie put up a good fight, but I got him in.

March 29 2014 – Walnut Creek – Joe Pool Lake

45 degrees on a Saturday morning.  I waiting till around 1pm to go out to the lake when it was in the low 70s.  The water temp was 67 degrees.  Water was still stained from the previous rain.

Met two guys at the launch in a canoe looking for the creek.  I gave them directions and went on my way.  Didn’t find any crappie near any of my favorite spots.  I did catch one white bass on a road runner in open water.  I saw something chasing shad, so I just cast in the general direction.

I missed a small bass on a plastic craw, and caught another bass with the same craw.  It was sitting in front of a tree in around three feet of water.

I’m going to bring some cut shad and possibly worms the next time I come back out here.  Not having much luck with jigs.