Got out tonight in the kayak just before a nasty storm. Picked up a few bream on poppers and dries, but I was most proud of the one below, which I caught on one of my coffee bean beetles. To learn how to make your own click here.
Took my youngest daughter out for a Sunday afternoon fishing trip at a local lake in our canoe. It was a simple affair: worms, bobbers, and a bream rod. Unfortunately the wind picked up and we spend more time trying to position ourselves to cast than we did catching fish.
Put the canoe back on top of the car and took the rod and worms to an adjacent pond. Within seconds she had a small bream on the line. She was excited and wanted to hold the fish, which offered an opportunity to practice catch and release. I unhooked the bream and she gently lowered it into the water and watched it quickly swim away.
We moved to the dock at the boat ramp and caught two more. Then she lost interest and began to play with the lily pads. Coincidentally it began to rain and we headed back to the car.
While she may not always want to go on trips like this, she did today. The picture below says it all. Enjoy!
Took a quick morning trip to a local lake. Unlike the weekends, when it is heavy with marine traffic, I was the only boat (kayak) out there.
The fishing was slow at first as the fog started to burn off. A couple of strikes at the popper but nothing stayed on. Switched to a hornberg and started catching fish. Alternated between both natural and green hornbergs and an elk hair caddis. All were successful.
About an hour later I went back to the popper and it worked like a charm. Here are a couple of the larger catches. Enjoy!
Got up early this morning and went to the local lake with the express purpose of trying it out.
Paddled my kayak over to a spot that held fish and sent the slayer into an area covered in lily pads and tall grass. Sure enough, I had a take. A nice panfish.
Released the first fish and cast the slayer again. I soon had a larger panfish on the line.
The third cast was unfortunately to be my last. Although the take was solid, the fish headed into some deep grass and broke off my tippet.
It was a short, sweet, orange life. Enjoy!