Friday, August 15, 2014
Working on the Tail end of my Bluegill Quest
The last of August is the official end for my bluegill quest this season and at the rate I’m going I may not reach the number 50. I’ve had a few good distractions this year such as helping our daughter and son-in-law with our new grandson and some traveling with the wife. I used Thursday morning to renew the quest on
using the yellow and gold size 18 Bar Nunn popper off the rock walls.
It was like a fall morning with temps in the mid 50’s with a light jacket
needed once I got on the water. Smith Lake
I landed numerous sun fish which is what we call these colorful bluegills down south. It would be nice to land some larger, but for some reason I have never landed any larger than this one.
This one gill will get counted along with another I landed off the walls using the Bar Nunn popper. Letting the popper set motionless for some time was what triggered the hit.
The bass was non existent off the walls, mainly because of all the generating being done on the lake at this time. The bluegills are slow but the bass are in lockdown. I did mange to land a small spot with the small popper off this wall and that was the end of the top action for bass fishing for the morning.
I landed numerous bluegill this morning with my 3 weight which was a lot of fun but only two was worthy of the count that puts me 29 away from my quest; fillets ready for the baking pan.
Baked fillets, bake fires with a toss green salad makes this trip worth getting up at .