Conditions: Sunny, 55 degrees F, 10mph wind from the West.
I didn’t get out of the office until about 12:15, which shortened my fishing time. I arrived at this particular public pond, and a lawncare crew was just finishing up mowing/trimming. I finished eating my meager lunch while they packed up their equipment and left. Grass clippings on the pond maybe? I thought…HMMMM, MAYBE THE GRASS CARP WILL SHOW THEMSELVES!
Maybe. Something big swirled/rolled/took off from the same spot 2-3 times. Within casting distance. But I couldn’t see the fish. I did, however, see a large white GOLDFISH. It was sort of hanging around, so I put on something tiny and goofed around half the remaining time trying to get it to strike. I couldn’t see it clearly enough to make out which was the head end…I could just see a murky “white spot” that would move around the area, then stop for awhile. But I knew what it was. At any rate…no detectable strikes from the goldfish. I WANT TO CATCH ONE OF THOSE ON A FLY!!!
It was really weird…I didn’t catch a single bluegill, although I’m certain there were a few around. All I caught was 3 decent Crappies, 2 were probably in the 10”-11” range, and all fought EXCELLENT, which you don’t often expect from a crappie.
Here are pictures of 2 of the crappies. They had nice bellies on them!