I hope to use this blog as an avenue to express my thoughts and adventures of all of my fishing expeditions and any other journeys I may undertake.
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.