Thursday, August 8, 2013
Extending my Bluegill Quest Until the end of August
Well guys I finally made it back out on the lake today. I have decided to continue my bluegill quest until the end of this month. The trip my wife and I made out west cut into some of my bluegill quest time. I would have to pull a miracle to accomplish the quest for this year, because the spawn is over, and now landing random bluegills from area to area in the lake makes it more difficult.
If one is fishing larger impoundments this time of year you will be dealing with falling water, which was the case today. Usually the big lakes this time of year start their yearly drawdown. That can lasts for four to six weeks or even longer depending on the amount of rain the area is receiving, and here in
we have received our share for this summer. The
drawdown has also put a damper on any trout fishing below the dam because it
is just too dangerous. Alabama
With all that said today’s trip was a typical drawdown day with me getting to count only one large bluegill for the quest. Of course there were numerous little bass and bluegills, which helped my casting and landing skills.
I left the house at and arrived at the lake at . I had 30 minutes to kill before I could see to travel safely on the water so I made a stop at this floating peer. I had landed some nice bluegill here earlier in the year but no catch today. Only one little guy under the lights, which told me it was going to be tough.
This was my keeper for the morning taken on the given name Muddler Minnow or what I like to call it the Moth. I tried numerous poppers and nymphs without success before landing this bluegill. As soon as I landed this fish I thought I might have found the fly for some more action, but it never happened. I am now 60 away.
Guys I just can’t close this post without showing you one last set of images of the Redwoods in
Northwest California. These trees are something that my wife and I will never forget.
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