I found the bluegills bedding today, but the only problem they were not cooperating as far as hitting my offerings. I have seen this happen a couple of times over the years and today the fish were in lock jaw mode. I could see some on the beds swimming around, and they were not the least bit concerned with me close by. Even the cricket fishermen couldn’t muster a hit either. So what to do; because this happen as soon as I got on the water and I knew then it was going to be a slow morning.
My first fish of the morning using the Seal Leech. It is a dink, but it is a fish and got the skunk off my back.
A nice female full of eggs. She inhaled the Seal Leech. Nothing was happening on top and both these fish were caught in deep water.
I finally manage to land this bull bluegill on top right before the sun covered the lake. He was resting in a small cove off the main body of the lake. There were no more with him, because I sit and made cast after cast without any further action in the area.
The take home catch for the morning. One big bull and three females. I landed four or five smaller females that I released. I will blame the slow action today on a cold night, bluebird skies, wind out of the east, too much fishing pressure the last week or just plain and simply the fish were not biting. I get to count one for quest today. I am now 82 away.