Do you love big bluegill?
Launched my kayak at dawn this morning and noticed the cooler temps in the air and water as I waded out to settle in for a little paddle to my favorite spot.tested the top water bite with a popper and caught a few of these. Not much size but they were hitting it aggressively, so I continued to fish the popper. Always hard to change to another fly if your getting hits even if they are small.Changed to a sub-surface fly and managed to catch a few in this size range.These were the flies that produced today minus the pink bed eyed dragon that was sacrificed to the tree gods.Got to test out a spoon fly that I tied this past winter and had approval from a few gills. Was hoping to pick up a larger gill on it as it has a very good swimming motion and hugs the bottom. May have to get me a sinking line and fish this more often. No takes from Mr. Whiskers or any bass that sometimes take my offerings and never connected with a big gill but all in all a good day as I had the lake all to myself and heard nothing but the water dripping off my paddle and my popper chugging. Hoping to try my other nearby lake soon while the leaves are falling.