Saturday, June 11, 2011

Fishing Pressured Water Verses UnPressured Waters

The other day I had the pleasure of going to a small lake about 10 areas with one of my fishing buddies. He had access to the impoundment and wanted me to try some of my flies that I use on Smith in it. I gladly accepted the invitation and we hit the water late afternoon. He told me that the lake was fished very little and the owner seldom ever let anyone fish. I knew when he told me this that it would probably be a busy afternoon, and I was not surprised. We started catching fish on the first cast and it continued throughout the afternoon. The species range from catfish, bluegill, crappie, bass and  rock bass. It finally got to the point where I was experimenting with flies just to see if they would hit a particular pattern or color, and I found out it really didn't matter. Some of the largest bass was around a couple of pounds with the crappie and bluegill being oversize. The owner takes great care in fertilizing the lake and making sure that the fish are not overpopulated. My buddy told me not to keep any of the bass, but to keep the bluegill and crappie. We gave all of them away to some individuals who was glad to get them.
This experience showed me the vast difference in waters that have a lot of fishing pressure, such as Smith Lake verses waters like we fished. Anyone could have go to this lake and caught fish, even if you wasn't trying, it was that easy. I told my buddy before we left that if fishing was like this on every trip then I might get bored, because the challenge would be gone. The challenge of trying to figure out what the fish are hitting and how to use the lure is what makes fishing so interesting to me, but a trip like this one is not bad for the ego. Sorry guys no images on this one, because I consider all these fish tame.

8 comments:

Jay said...

We don't care if the fish are tame, we just like pictures. It's nice to fish an unpressured water every once in a while (as you said good for the ego), but I can imagine it could get boring.

blake said...

Both types of waters serve a purpose. I like the pressured waters also but some days you need a place where they bite every cast!

Mel said...

Hi Bill, no problems with no pictures. I just love reading your fishing posts and thoughts on fishing techniques. If the Owner of the pond wasn't so picky about how many folks he had fishing there, then his pond would be much like all the other neighborhood ponds.

Bill Trussell said...

Jay
You might say this lake is like a dose of medication for the angler who needs some pick-me-up thanks for the comment

Bill Trussell said...

Mel
It was amazing how fish react to seeing the same lures all the time. After time the know what is real and not real. That is why I am always trying new lures and techniques. Thanks for the comment

Bill Trussell said...

Blake
I agree, my grandson will be big enough in a few years to carry fishing and I would want to carry him to this place. He needs to be successful on some of his first outings. Thanks for the comment

Will K said...

It's always fun to get into fat water like that. Makes me want to get out exploring...

Bill Trussell said...

Will
A trip like that is good every once in a while. Thanks for the commnet