"Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after."  ~by

"Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after."   ~by

Monday, May 30, 2011

This Weekends Fishing

Well tried a new pond Friday night for brookies and got completely skunked. Beautiful pond but for me it wasn't happening.

Saturday did some smallmouth fishing and was able to land a couple on a crayfish pattern I made up. The surprising thing was in the evening we hit the shallow areas again for the smallmouths and too my surprise caught a 12" rainbow. Never has that happen in the area we were fishing.

Finished up the weekend fishing a couple rivers but again we got skunked. It was a nice morning to be on the water but I hope my luck changes soon.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Friday Night Fishing League

Well the local fly fishing forum I'm on has started a new activity of visiting a different pond in the state each week on Friday night. This is a great way to fish new waters that I would never have fished and meet new friends. We've gone to two different ponds so far and haven't been disappointed. Last night I caught several nice brook trout on a sinking tip line using a size 12 bead head prince nymph. Once the wind died down the fish started to hit the surface so changed over to a floating line with a size 18 fly I made up that looks something like a mosquito. This has been a great time.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Friday Night Fishing

Fished Friday night a local pond. Good time with some new friends. Was able to catch three brook trout. The wind made it a little difficult. Still was better than being at work

Trolling in the new kayak.

One of the trout Marc caught.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

New Kayak, First Bass

I've been having trouble being able to sit for a long period of time in my old kayak so started looking around for a new one. Needed something that had a comfortable seat so the old back could handle more than an hour fishing. Hated leaving the water so soon because of the pain. Well I tried the Native Watercraft Ultimate 12 and really liked it so home it came. I spent the afternoon paddling around and fishing without any discomfort. Now I have a new fishing boat. The lake is still quite cold so the bass aren't really biting hard yet but I did manage to catch one on a green wooly bugger. So the kayak even has fish smell in it!

The new kayak
First smallmouth of the year on a wooly bugger