My trip to Walker County Lake was kind of rushed Tuesday, because of yard work I had been putting aside for the past week. Does mowing grass, trimming hedges, and weed eating sound familiar to you guys? I made the most of the couple of hours I had, landing numbers of smaller bluegills to keep thing interesting and a few nice ones for the quest. I will be heading to Smith Lake on Thursday in hopes of improving my count.
A nice male bluegill on the Wulff Irresistable in size 6, I just seemed to keep coming back to this dry fly---why because it lands bluegills for me when even poppers won’t get the hit. The lake had been fertilized four days earlier so that made the fish extremely finicky. They continually splashed at the popper, missing it time after time which was frustrating.
One can always find bank fisherman at the lake either fishing for bluegill or catfish. These guys had six nice catfish on the stringer.
The Game and Fish Department has placed numerous fish attractors all over the lake and this one was holding a nice bluegill for me right after I launch my boat. I think this body of water is the best managed lake I have ever fished in the state of Alabama.
The take home catch for two hours of work, I mean fun!!! ----4 wt. magic---I will count 5 of these for the quest---I am now 69 away