Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Early October

The weather was warm for the first week, but plummeted the following week.  Wind picked up.
Largemouth Bass have been hitting good, on anything from topwaters to subsurface streamers  and shad imitations, and even on smaller panfish- and crappie-sized fly patterns like microjigs and small woolly buggers.







I had one particularly good morning at a local pond where I caught @ 25 bass, including four that measured 17", and another 4-5 that were in the 15"-16" range.  Amongst other patterns that caught fish, dark olive #6 DDH Leeches performed exceptionally well that day.





I've also been picking up a few crappies here and there, on the shad flies, microjigs, and #8 mylar buggers.



I've caught a couple green sunfish.



And a couple Pumpkinseed Sunfish and Hybrid Sunfish.


I've caught some bluegills, but nearly as many as I feel I should be.  This is kind of odd.

Friday, September 29, 2017

Late September 2017

Flyfishing and the weather has been good.  Bass are still hitting topwaters, but I have also been experimenting with some subsurface fly patterns, mainly baitfish (shad) imitations.  I caught fish on almost all of them.


























Thursday, September 14, 2017

2nd Week of September 2017

Flyfishing over the past week could be described as really slow to decent.  It would be a stretch to call it "good".  But catching any fish at all is still fun, that's why we do it.















Friday, September 8, 2017

Late August-Early September 2017

Actually used a spinning rod for a couple fishing trips to Saylorville Lake, hoping for some White Bass & Wipers.



Other than that, I've just been flyfishing the local public ponds.  Its been cooler than normal for the past few weeks.  The fish don't seem to notice.









19":

18.5":

Also tied up some floating-diving flies:


And some "Shark's Wasps":