Friday, March 27, 2015

The Gnat, Beadhead and the Popper

Tuesday’s trip involved using numerous flies to attract some hits from some early spring bluegills. I only got to fish a couple of hours, so I had to make the most of what was given to me. The fish today were in a sluggish hitting mode, from the results of fresh water, and some cool nights.
I did manage to land my first crappie using my 3 wt. and the black gnat. I always heard where there is one crappie there is more but not today.
My one bass of the morning using the Betts popper, nice fight on the 4 weight.
 The beadhead grub got this females attention. After a brief pause for the photo she got her freedom.
My one counter of the trip using the Betts popper; I am now 46 away
 
 
 

 

12 comments:

Howard Levett said...

Pretty cool Bill. One of the things I really enjoy about warm water fishing is you never know what you're going to get.

Justin Carfagnini said...

Very nice, Bill! Good to see some fishing. I usually never have 1 crappie outings. Usually if I hook up with 1, more will follow.

Brk Trt said...

Bill that crappie has some wonderful coloration.
I will target a few of them come late May.

Bill Trussell said...

Howard
Yes and most of the time you are always going to catch something--thanks for the comment

Bill Trussell said...

Justin
Crappie was a plus for this trip, and a blast on the fly--thanks for the comment

Bill Trussell said...

Alan
I like the black crappie color much better than the light colored crappie. Thanks for the comment

The NOCO Nympher said...

Bill! Glad you were able to get out on the water and one more gil closer to your goal! Nice post as always and I am sure all of the fish made for a great day! Always a pleasure!

Bill Trussell said...

Noco
The Spawn is getting closer which should add to my numbers. Thanks for the comment

Drew LooknFishy said...

That's an awesome day...everything that swims in the lake seems to have liked your offering!!

Bill Trussell said...

Drew
For a short trip it proved productive, even if I did managed to miss the catfish species. Thanks for the comment

Phillip McCutchen said...

Nice fish, Bill! The topwater bite is still yet to pick up, here. Maybe they're just finicky, this year.

Bill Trussell said...

Phillip
Hope you get some warm weather soon and start landing those big bluegills. Thanks for the comment