Monday, April 21, 2014
The Bulls are Running!!!
The bulls I am really referring to is the big bull bluegills on
. I couldn’t have asked for a better morning to
continue to work on my bluegill quest. This morning was unusual in that there
was virtually no wind for at least three hours, which made for some fantastic on
and off surface action. Walker County Lake
First gill of the morning on the Black Super Nymph, which is lodged in his throat; I started with a popper but no takers. The fish were extremely weary and I had to keep the boat some distance from the bank to keep from scaring the bigger fish. This lake is fished quite heavy this time of year and the bigger fish tend to know if danger is approaching. Lighter presentations with lighter flies work best for a while as I worked the banks.
Another counter for the quest with the nymph inhaled. I lost numbers of fish today simply because I wasn’t keeping a tight line on the fish. These fish usually bed in water 4 to 6 feet deep, and once hooked they make a bee line for deep water, so stripping line as fast as one can will ensure landing the fish, otherwise you take a chance losing a good bull bluegill.
This bass eyed the dark green black legged Betts popper a little to close. I landed numbers of bass as I work the steep banks. I had two combos with me today, my 3 and 4 weight, both 8 ½ ft. Equal numbers was taken on both combos.
As the Super Nymph faded, I went back to my popper, which was a black legged faded black body Betts. Sorry I don’t have an image of this popper, which was lost on a break off in a brush pile. I ended the morning with the black legged chartreuse.
The best of the best for the morning; I will count 8 towards my quest which makes me 41 away.