During lunch today, I fly-fished a nearby public pond. This one was close enough to work that I actually fished for about 45 minutes.
This pond was the one that got destroyed by overfishing during the winter about 3 years ago. Its isn't what it was, and has several problems ongoing such as filling in, algae, lack of bass, etc. So...no high hopes for today, just wanted to give it its yearly "test".
I caught 15 bluegills and 2 green sunfish. All on a beadhead woolly bugger...black & olive.
This is an improvement over the past few years. The optimistic news was that nearly all the bluegills were very thick-bodied and healthy...although they still probably don't measure more than 7.5". I was pleased, because this at least gives a ray of hope for the bluegill population in this pond over the next few years.
|Chunky male Bluegill...about 7.5" long.|
|Nice Green Sunfish...also about 7.5" long.|