Friday, October 30, 2020

Big Bluegills Scarce Until Next Spring

 The time for landing supersize bluegill is over for this season if you are a fly fisherman. I proved that statement to be true Wednesday when I made an afternoon trip to Walker Lake. I was using my Pelcian boat which is ideal for fishing this particular lake. No one on the water but a few individuals fishing for catfish and me. In other words, I had the place to myself. This time of year one can expect to land lots of hand-size gills and smaller which was exactly what eat my tiny poppers. 

Notice, the fish were hitting a variety of poppers and even one bass joined in on the activity. The 2 wt. is the ideal fly rod when fishing for this size fish. It was s great way to spend a couple of hours on a cloudy day. Next week I start my trout quest on the Sipsey---stay tune for a report.

6 comments:

Brk Trt said...

Bill that's the size I catch. They are tremendous sport on a light fly rod.

Mark Kautz said...

Like Alan said, they are sooo much fun to catch, those little guys.

Bill Trussell said...

Alan
A great way to kill a couple of hours landing these little fighters. Thanks for the comment

Bill Trussell said...

Mark
I never fish this lake with nothing but the 2wt or the 3 wt. Hope you guys are finished with the fires. Thanks for the comment

rivertoprambles said...

A fun way to wrap up the warm-water season, Bill. I hope your passage back to the trout is rewarding, as well!

Bill Trussell said...

Walt
I'm looking forward to fishing the Sipsey on Thursday. I hope I don't encounter a lot of people traffic. Thanks for the comment