I look forward every year for Spring to arrive knowing that I am in for my best fishing of the year. Jason and I got to experience the Spring fishing at it's best this past week. Jason was home for seven days and we spent four of those days fishing beautiful Smith Lake. Some good times were had landing countless bass and huge bull bluegills using the poppers at daylight and afternoons fishing Smith Lake! Jason was using his new IM10 fly rod which was a birthday present from me and his mom. The bass were killing the Glow After Dark Cream Boogle Bug Popper!!
Another spotted bass taken on the cream Boogle Bug. There is something about the Boogle that gets the attention of bass. We were working the popper to mimic a wounded shad; it worked everyday we fish the Boogle!
Early morning still a little cool on the lake until the sun starting peaking through the clouds.
Afternoon didn't slow the bite down
All the bass taken during the days we fished were taken on top using either the solid black Booge Bug or the Cream Boogle when the shad were active.
The big bulls were active as well using the Barr Nunn black and yellow poppers. The spawn will begin the last of this month. At times both of us thought we had bass on when landing these bluegills because of the tremendous fight they would put forth. I'm already looking forward to our next outing when Jason will return for more top water action in June!!