Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Landing Quest Size Bluegills on Smith Lake

Saturday brought a windy morning on Smith; again the bass wasn’t having anything to do with poppers on top. In fact no bass were taken at all for the morning. Some bluegills were still in the nooks, but the cold fronts lately had driven most of them off the spawning beds or someone had already got to them. 
If I had one warm water lake to fish the rest of my fishing days Smith Lake would be it. It’s magnificent rock walls, monster boulders, above surface and underwater is unforgettable. Oh I forgot to mention the super clear water, which enables one to see at 10 feet depths or better. 
Two monster gills were hanging out around this brush. I was using my 4 weight 9 ft. today for added strength. I fished until 10 AM close to the launch. Lot of boats were all around me most of the morning. Once the sea doos showed up along with the big ski boats I decided it was time to leave.
I know I’ve shown you guys homes on this lake before, but this one has to be one of the most unusual. I really don’t know what theme if any they were trying to imitate when they build this house. Individuals from all over the U.S come to build houses on this lake to use for summer homes.
The wind and a little cool front cut the bite today, make; I counted 8 in the cooler as I was getting ready to leave with these three being worthy of the quest.
35 away from reaching my goal
 

16 comments:

Kevin Frank said...

It's not even June yet. You got it this easy.

Howard Levett said...

What a great looking place Bill. It reminds me a lot of a few lakes here in Colorado where summer homes dot the landscape. Those three gills are huge!

Ben Mckinley said...

Yeah sea0-doos stir things up and it's better to pack it up and leave when they come out. Nice Blue Gills.

Grandpa Mel said...

Bill, great to be back on board following up on your Bluegill Quest for 2016. Sounds like you are finding some of the bigger ones. Windy days never treated me well for Bluegill fishing..........

What fly patterns have you been using? You mentioned a 9'4wt. Which rod is that?

Mark Kautz-Shoreman said...

A good power boat will just ruin a fishing day. I like the house. A lot of good lake views. Way out of my price range though.

Brk Trt said...

I'm rooting for you Bill. I think you'll get it done.
That's a beautiful home.

Bill Trussell said...

Kevin
Have to wait for the next spawn, which is the last part of June to try to make it. Thanks for the comment

Bill Trussell said...

Alan
Thanks for the encouragement, I hope this is the year. Thanks for the comment

Bill Trussell said...

Mark
Never fish on weekends and days close to holidays, too much boat traffic. thanks for the comment

Bill Trussell said...

Mel
The Muddler was the fly that took most of the bigger fish. Thanks for the comment
Glad to have you have with us!

Bill Trussell said...

Ben
Smith is an early morning lake, no sea-doos at that time---thanks for comment

Bill Trussell said...

Howard
Big summer homes on Smith for sure, most are not used until summer--thanks for the comment

Walt Franklin said...

Have a great holiday weekend filled with family fun and bluegill dreams.

Bill Trussell said...

Walt
For sure no bluegill outing this weekend--thanks for the comment

Michael Agneta said...

Nice fish & pretty surroundings, what more can you ask for?
35 more I suppose, seems like that's going to happen, no problem.

Bill Trussell said...

Michael
Beautiful scenery, with super clean waters makes for great fishing even when one isn't landing many fish. Thanks for the commnet