Do you love big bluegill?
Well, Keystone Dam released some water yesterday, and sure enough, there was a good bit of water coming downriver when I got to my spot. I walked down the emergency boat ramp and saw two swarms of seagulls diving on bait in the water; good signs.
I get out there, and a gent I know catches three before I can get a line in the water. Started out with a Powerbait swimshad, and managed to catch a small Sandie on that. Then, after seeing a bunch of fish hit top, I switched over to a…
Added by Allen Morgan on October 24, 2012 at 1:20pm — No Comments
Headed out this morning, first full day of my 2-week vacation. I had three goals that I wanted to accomplish today:
1) Catch some minnows to take home for use as bait.
2) Catch some Shad, again, for bait.
3) Catch some Skipjack, to process into cut bait for catfish.
I knew it was going to be LOW, as I’ve been watching the level on the internet.
BOY, was it low! I haven’t seen it this low in awhile. Walking out, I…Continue
I decided to go up to Keystone Dam and throw out some of the cut Skipjack Herring I have, and see if any cats were feeling hungry. I didn’t know how the bite was going to be, as there was no water moving, and we had a cold front come through the day before.
I rigged and baited one of my surf rods. I tossed that bait up near the turbines, and set the clicker. I then baited up a smaller rod that had a float rig on it. I knew from previous experience that I can at least play…Continue
And see how the size 8 BH Wooly Buggers that I tied up last night work.
I started off with a size 6 Gurgle-Pop as an indicator bug, with a size 8 BH Wooly Bugger on a dropper about 2’ below the Gurgle-Pop. The first fish decided to go for the Gurgle-Pop:
After a little while, I realized…Continue
I had tied up a deer-hair bass popper that I wanted to try out, so off to the pond at work I went this afternoon. The popper works, although nothing decided to sample it.
I was seeing a few surface hits here and there, so I decided to put on a foam hopper and see if any of the sunnies were hungry. I didn’t get any hits on top, so I tied a dropper onto the hopper and dangled a BH Wooly Bugger below the hopper.
I got a few hits, but didn’t connect with…Continue
Yesterday, I was tying up a storm, since it was my day off. Several different GFA Hopper patterns, to round out the basic color variety that we get here in OK. Green, yellow w/ green, yellow w/ brown, and brown. I might tie up some yellow w/ white, as my son Logan caught a yellow hopper with white wings this morning when we were fishing.
I also tied up some Gurgle-Pops in different colors, and a couple in size 6, intended for some LMB's. I took a stab at tying a size 12…Continue
I had to take my kayak out today. It was a beautiful morning, with light winds. Perfect morning to take my fly rod out to play with the sunnies. Here’s a shot of the first spot I was headed to:
I tossed a bug around for a bit. Had a few takes, but only connected with one fish, a Warmouth. It hit the popper a…
I bought the city permit for this lake today. I went up there to fling a fly around, and maybe dunk some minnows if the fly fishing slowed down.
As I walked to the spot I was going to fish, I noticed a bunch of small grasshoppers in the grass. I made a note to try my hopper pattern, but I wanted to start off with a chartreuse popper. I got set up on a floating platform, and since it's in a corner, I have access to two banks, plus the shaded side of the walkway leading to the…
A few days ago, a friend loaned me a 5wt fly rod a few days ago. I've been practicing, and immersing myself into the addiction of waving the Fairy Wand.
I've been struggling. Wind knots, bad/sloppy technique, etc. I need practice, encouragement, and possibly a tutor.
I was able to escape out of the house this afternoon, supposedly to go get some food for dinner. I ended up stopping at the pond in the park here in Sapulpa. Winds were light, the surface was fairly…
Headed out to the hole I’ve been hitting pretty hard that past couple of weeks. I checked the website before I left, flow rate is 52 cfs, temp 73ºF, maybe 74ºF.
This time, I took one of my minnow traps and a little dog food. I knew the water had been clearing up, so using the dip net for minnows is out of the question. The mesh on my cast net is to big; they swim right through the netting.
I get to my spot, and boy, is the river low! No more than…Continue
Added by Allen Morgan on May 28, 2012 at 3:51pm — No Comments