Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Back on Smith Lake for Some Boogle Bug Action

Guys sorry I am a little behind on posting, but I have been on the water for the past couple of days. Thursday was a wash out for my son and me at Walker County Lake. I forgot when I scheduled our trip for Monday that it is Spring Holidays here in the state and the lake was covered up. When you have 20 plus boats on a 160 acre lake and all the bank fishermen to boot, then you have too many fishermen per area. My son manage to land four small bluegills and a small bass and that was the extent of the trip. Dad didn’t even score. We left after a couple of hours.

Now for today’s trip on Smith; the Boogle Bugs as usual were the choice for the 9 ft. 5 wt Redington. One of my fishing buddies went with me today and we landed some nice Spots and one nice largemouth. The bass were hitting light in water temps around 68. The number 6 Boogle Bugs are the best weapon right now to get the attention of the slow hitters. It was a great morning for both of using the fly rods.
Nice Spot on the Olive Boogle Bug--these fish are awesome on the fly rod--they just don't know when to quite fighting. We ended the morning with 10 Spots and 1 Largemouth.
Charles with the best Spot he ever landed with the fly rod. It is really enjoyable to fish with someone who loves to fish with the same equipment as you---meanng the fly rod.
I am back on the lake again Thursday with more top water action coming your way

17 comments:

J and M Flies said...

Think J&M Flies Bill. Try those poppers out! Nice fish though! :)

Howard Levett said...

Looks like you are starting to fun there Bill. Let's see some more of those spots!

Brk Trt said...

I'm going to have to give that bass fishing a go.

Jay said...

Looks like things are heating up!

Bill Trussell said...

J & M
I will have one those Poppers tied on Thursday. Thanks for the comment

Bill Trussell said...

Howard
Hope to have some quality fish on Thursday. Thanks for he comment

Blake Hamilton said...

Fun no matter what popper you got. Charles should be very happy with his fish.

Bill Trussell said...

Brk
I wish you lived closer, I would carry you and let you try out the Spot sensation. I will say this you better get them on the reel quick, if you want to land the fish, otherwise it is a break off. Charles had two break off today. Thanks for the comment

Ty said...

Wow. That spot is a beauty.

Is this a great time of year or what!!

Bill Trussell said...

Jay
You and Kelly need to get up here soon--it is going to get even better. Let me know when you want to go. Thanks for the comment

FlyFshrGrl said...

Oh, I so love Bass on a fly! If you think about it, would you mind posting a close-up of your Boogle Bug? Do you tye it yourself? If so, what size hook are you using.

Good luck to you Thursday. May you catch lots of fish.

Bill Trussell said...

Blake
Charles just started fly fishing a couple of years ago and he said it was his best day ever for bass with the fly rod. Thanks for the comment

Bill Trussell said...

Flyfish
No I don't tie Boogle Bugs, they can be found at BreamBugs.com--many more poppers and trout flies at that site. Thanks for the commnet

Shoreman said...

Hi Bill. I'm working toward some of those warm water slabs and bucketmouths, but I think we have to wait for one of two things to happen. One, the water needs to warm up a bit and two it needs to STOP RAINING. Never thought I'd be saying that this year.

Mark

Bill Trussell said...

Mark
I am looking forward to some of your post on the trout, bass and gills in the lake you fish. Hopefully you will be out on the water soon. Thanks for the comment

Bill Trussell said...

Ty
I am going to try to beat my 3.5 lb. Spot this year on Smith. Thanks for the comment

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