Sunday, February 26, 2012

Spawn : Week 2

As the video above shows its amazing how a bass can hit/eat a lure and spit it out just as fast and never get a hook to stick. I watched my fly get eaten and spitted out on Wednesday faster than I could react to set the hook. And when I did react fast enough I couldn't get the hook to catch. I must have had 5 or 6 good bass hit my fly, all 2-3 lb fish, and not one was hooked. I did catch a few fish but nothing bigger then a pound. The bass are on beds but not to aggressive right now, in a week and a half that should change. The fishing Thursday was slower, probably due to the wind shifting to the north. Still caught a few fish. The fishing was good Saturday with several decent bass caught.

The EP Bluegill is my favorite fly to use when sight fishing to bass, especially during the spawn. The orange belly shows up well so I can track the fly easily. Bluegill are normally the primary predator to eggs/fry and bass typically become very aggressive with this fly.  

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Spawn : Week 1

Spawn : Week 1

The Spawn has started. There are a few fish on beds but the majority of them are still hanging right at the edges of their spawning grounds feeding and getting ready to move up with the next full moon which will be March 8th. The majority of fish that I have been catching have had bluegill tails in their throats and are getting full with eggs. I will be fishing 3-4 days a week over the next couple months and will be posting a report every week. One thing I am already liking about this spring is the wind does not seem it will be as bad. The last 2 springs we have had 20-30 mph winds most days. I'm hoping we will continue to have light winds.