Do you love big bluegill?
It's only mid April, but it's been good so far. My girlfriend got me a fishing kayak for my birthday!!!!! And i also received some flies from Tooty and another fella I bought a paddle from. My Mom also got me some as well, from a husband and wife company called J&M Flies, and yesterday I received an envelope with some flies from Carl Hendrix which i can't wait to try out. I like to call all of these flies my "birthday flies" . The day after my birthday, I went back home to Houston with catfishing in mind, since i haven't caught a catfish in about 9 months since I've moved. I took my fly rod and my catfishing rod, and go to a pond that i've fished several times with my dad and my friend Rodger. After walking along the bank, I noticed tons of bass beds, so I busted out the fly rod and proceeded to catch a nice gillcracker I think, and a few nice bass, and then i caught my first crappie on a fly rod as well! I was psyched! I couldn't put the fly rod down to go catch catfish, but it was getting dark and had to catch one before i left, so i went to where Rodger was and we casted out some cut bait, and the action was on within seconds, i caught a total of three cats, one small one, then an estimated 4 and 6 pounder. While I'm doing that, Rodger has caught two crappie on cut bait, and two catfish. It was a pretty productive day at the pond!
Then the following weekend was my girlfriend and I's four year anniversary :) I got her a kayak so we can go out and paddle around, and had a great day kayaking, riding bikes, and went to a UNICYCLE FOOTBALL game which was pretty crazy. I was gonna say it was a great day with her, but every day with her is great!