Most of us look for some type of marker to identify a great fishing spot. In the age of Google Maps, cellphone cameras and GPS, little is left uncharted. Yet we still commonly refer to these places by landmarks. Sometimes it’s a boulder; other times a tree, bend in the river, or pull-off down a dirt road. We keep them to ourselves or share with friends at the end of the day.
Today I took the kayak to a local pond for some morning fishing. I paddled slowly along the shoreline, tossing poppers and picking up bream every few yards. I decided to take a break and stopped to make a photo of a crude teepee frame. I’m guessing this is the work of local teenagers and not the Potatuck Indians.
After checking my gear, I cast a few times and within minutes landed two nice bass.
Normally I would’ve been satisfied and moved on, but I spotted a small notch that looked really fishy. Casting one more time I picked up a nice black crappie, my first of the year. They’re always a welcome surprise.
Summer Solstice, aka the longest day of the year, is this weekend, giving you plenty of daylight to get out on the water. Hope you find some new landmarks. Enjoy!