Monday, April 8, 2013

Using the Nymph to Fish Deep for Bluegill

I am still in the process of trying to find 62 degree water at the lake. I thought today I would get on the water at daylight and see if the action was any better than it has been the last couple of weeks. Well, daylight was not much better than last week, because the water temps are still too cold for any shallow activity. I spent the first hour and half going through my fly box trying to select a pattern that would produce a hit. I finally landed my first fish at eight and the slow morning continued.
This was a fat butter ball female in great shape loaded with eggs. This fish took the Stonefly at a depth of 8 ft. Sorry no counter here.
The Stone Fly was the fly for the morning. Nothing else produced, I really like this fly because of the Tungsten Beadhead which has a great sink rate. I landed everything in depths of 8 ft. or better.
This beautiful bull gill was landed in a deep cut bank area above 10 ft. deep; the Stonefly was the winner--I am still hoping to land something tomorrow on top---stay tuned guys!!!
This was the end result today for about 4 hours of fishing. These were the keepers after tossing back some smaller bluegills and a few small bass---I am 96 away from that 100 mark

13 comments:

Justin Carfagnini said...

Looks you caught some very nice sized bluegill. I wish the temperature would rise already, so, we can see activity in the shallows consistently.

Howard said...

Glad you didn't give it up Bill. I hear you about the water. 60 degrees yesterday and snow and 19 today.

Brk Trt said...

They're taking the stuff deep. Soon they will be hitting the surface stuff. OH what fun.

Trail The Outdoors said...

Keep at it Bill. The warmer water should come sooner rather than later. Either way it looks like you caught some nice size fish.

Mark Kautz-Shoreman said...

Off and running. No 62 degree water out here either.

Bill Trussell said...

Justin
The temps today was 62, I am looking for 65 to 70 to get into the top action--thanks for the comment

Bill Trussell said...

Howard
Crazy weather out that way, hopefully you get on the stream soon. thanks for the comment

Bill Trussell said...

Alan
Today was better for top action, have a report in a couple of days--thanks for the comment

Bill Trussell said...

Trail
That one bull gill made the trip, it was a fight on the 4 wt. The temps are warming up some, today here was in the high 70's ---thanks for the comment

Bill Trussell said...

Mark
Next week should be closer to 65 ---let me know when you get the tube jigs--thanks for the comment

riverwalker34 said...

Hope you enjoy the great table fare.

Bill Trussell said...

Hi Josh
Baked Bluegill fillets are awesome with the sides---thanks for the comment

Carp Aficionado said...

Nice. I love those big stonefly patterns.
Ty