Saturday, October 15, 2011

Enjoying Some Fall Fishing

Well for the past couple of days a couple of my fishing buddies and I have fished some of the local waters near home. The trips were more of getting outdoors and enjoying the great weather we have been having here in Alabama, than landing fish. The fishing this time of year in the South can be slow for the gills and bass, and the recent trips prove that to be true. I am looking forward to next week's trips because we should be able to get into some crappie deep around the floating piers on Smith. This time of year the crappie move up under the piers and feed on the minnows and small shad that are found there. The long crappie poles and tube jigs are excellent for fishing the deep water in confined quarters.

This gill buried this popper down deep
A little variety here with the catfish on the olive bugger. It put up quite a fight on the 4wt.
Jeff landed this nice one on the same colored bugger on the 4wt.


dead fisher said...

I'd love to be catching kitties on a bugger right now. Nice pics Bill.

spotted face said...

Those cats are the perfect eatin' size! Looking forward to the crappie report.

Trout MaGee said...

Great to see the weather is looking so nice. Great looking catfish for both you guys. Looks like the Gills are feisty too. Good luck with the Crappies. Tight Lines.

Bill Trussell said...

Quite a surprise to land those catfish this late in the season--although I am not surprised the bugger scored. thanks for the comment

Bill Trussell said...

Some of the best fish to eat is the catfish, followed by the crappie and gills. thanks for the comment

Bill Trussell said...

I hope to get into the crappie Tuesday, right before a cold front arrives. thanks for the comment

Ty said...

Bet that cat was a hoot on the 4 weight, Bill. Great report. Love that fall fishing!

Bill Trussell said...

Oversize fish on an undersize fly rod, that is what makes me love this sport so. Thanks for the comment

aboutflyfishing01 said...

Great catch Bill. The catfish on your photo reminds me of the one I caught in Asia on one of my fishing trips last year.

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Bill Trussell said...

Catfish on the fly is outstanding especially on a lighter wt. rod. Thanks for visits.