Friday, June 24, 2011

Lack of Blog Activity This Past Week

I must admit that I have not been on my blog or any other blog for the past week, due to projects going on around the house. There are times when you just let things go around the house and you tell yourself that I will get to it next week and the next week becomes next month and so on. Well I have been on next week and next month projects. I did manage to squeeze in a fishing trip on Desmel Creek yesterday for three hours, and land a few gills and one largemouth. The spots were not cooperating at all so I call it a day around 10 AM. and headed for home. I did discover that dark flies are more productive early in the morning than lighter flies. I feel this may have to do with the silhouette that a darker fly projects, especially against clear water. This is my own theory, who knows when one is trying to figure out the reaction of fish towards a lure at different times of the day. Hope everyone out there has a great weekend, and lands more fish than I did yesterday.
This has got to be one of the most colorful warmwater fish around--here in the South we refer to this species as a Sunperch
Strange place to hook a fish, but the Crafish fly stays put and I landed this nice Shellcracker. The way this fish was hooked tells me that the fish was not hitting.


  1. Projects need to be done every so often, so fishing has to wait. Unless, of course, you include fishing is one of your projects.

  2. Good to see you still found a break in the midst of all that is going on around ya, that sun perch is really something else Bill.

  3. It's good to know that even when life gets in the way, you can still find some time to wet a line :-)

    ...beautiful looking fish!

  4. Mel
    Fishng is at the top of my "to do" list, what would I do without it?
    I think that is the largest Sun Perch I have caught on the fly.
    The fishing is a big part of my life, I sometimes wonder what some of my gym buddies do everyday, because I know they don't fish.

  5. Hey! I am finially following your blog:) That sunperch is soo pretty! I am ready to go on another trip. Maybe we can go again before I start back to work.