Now, as of April 19, the extended forecast is filled entirely with hi temps in the upper 50's to mid 60's F. FINALLY...SPRING!!!!!
But, if there's open water and temperatures above freezing, I am likely to go flyfishing. As the previous blog entry showed, some decent fish have been caught. The rest of the fishing highlights from this prolonged cold spell are shown below:
Crappies have usually been hitting well.
|13" Crappie...this is the biggest of the year so far.|
Some nice bluegills have been caught, although I usually catch so many bluegills I almost never take pictures of them anymore.
This one might be the biggest so far, at 9.25"...I know that might not sound big, but around my area from public waters...anything over 8" is a nice bluegill.
I've caught some bass. No recent ones over 18", but a close one at 17.75":
The 33" Common Carp in the previous blog entry was my first carp of the year. Since then, I've landed 3 more....all 3 from a pond where I've NEVER caught carp before, even though I've known they were in there, and I've tried for them. So far this year, all 4 carp were caught while flyfishing for crappies and bluegills...I wasn't actually targeting the carp, and in fact I didn't even see them before they hit. So....that's kinda like getting hit by lightning 4 times within a month! Crazy!
After the 33-incher (from the previous blog entry), the next one (from a different pond) measured 31":
(this picture is just two pictures combined of the same fish, of course)
|Mirror Carp on a fly, this cute little guy measured just @17".|
So....fishing has been mostly decent, despite this long, cold early season. Its about to heat up...probably rather quickly. I look forward to seeing how that affects the fishing.