Friday, October 30, 2020

Big Bluegills Scarce Until Next Spring

 The time for landing supersize bluegill is over for this season if you are a fly fisherman. I proved that statement to be true Wednesday when I made an afternoon trip to Walker Lake. I was using my Pelcian boat which is ideal for fishing this particular lake. No one on the water but a few individuals fishing for catfish and me. In other words, I had the place to myself. This time of year one can expect to land lots of hand-size gills and smaller which was exactly what eat my tiny poppers. 

Notice, the fish were hitting a variety of poppers and even one bass joined in on the activity. The 2 wt. is the ideal fly rod when fishing for this size fish. It was s great way to spend a couple of hours on a cloudy day. Next week I start my trout quest on the Sipsey---stay tune for a report.


  1. Bill that's the size I catch. They are tremendous sport on a light fly rod.

  2. Like Alan said, they are sooo much fun to catch, those little guys.

  3. Alan
    A great way to kill a couple of hours landing these little fighters. Thanks for the comment

  4. Mark
    I never fish this lake with nothing but the 2wt or the 3 wt. Hope you guys are finished with the fires. Thanks for the comment

  5. A fun way to wrap up the warm-water season, Bill. I hope your passage back to the trout is rewarding, as well!

  6. Walt
    I'm looking forward to fishing the Sipsey on Thursday. I hope I don't encounter a lot of people traffic. Thanks for the comment