Monday, November 29, 2021

Late November 2021

 Caught a couple rainbow trout on the 20th.  On the 27th, I went looking for brighter colors, and flyfished for Goldfish and Koi again. After fishing for 4 hours, I ended up with 8 Goldfish (79 for the year) and 18 Koi (84 for the year).

Caught some pretty cool Goldfish, like the Redcap Comet on the right:

Caught some really beautiful Koi, and some were recaptures.

Pretty awesome to be able to catch such beautiful fish locally.  On Flies.  In late November.

Tuesday, November 16, 2021

Mid-November 2021

It was 36 degrees F when I left home in the morning to flyfish a couple spots on a local river.  Only caught one fish, a small Kentucky Spotted Bass.

Felt the urge to try for some other species.  Weighed some options, decided to see if Koi and Goldfish were still active in this cool weather.  They were!
Caught 5 Goldfish (71 for the year) and 15 Koi (66 for the year).  Some really gorgeous, colorful fish!

Here's a couple of the goldfish:

And here's the koi.  The first two pics each show 2 views of some Koi I caught that were recaptures...ones I had caught before, earlier this year.

Tuesday, November 9, 2021

Early November 2021

 Caught a couple Rainbow Trout and a Largemouth Bass while flyfishing a local city park pond.

Monday, November 1, 2021

Late October 2021 - #2

 Squeezed in one more flyfishing outing on October 30.

I decided to try the creek again, hitting deeper pools to see if fish were still in the creek.  Last year the creek fish seemed to largely "disappear" after early October.  But the water level in the creek is low, I can't imagine fish are even able to leave the creek at this point.  They've still gotta be there, right?

Well, it wasn't a great day of fishing, but fish were caught.  I was happy with it.  Highs in the upper 50's. Breezy.

I caught 3 more Grass Carp, putting my 2021 year-total at 167.

All caught using the same microjigs under an indicator that has worked well all year.  Fishing deeper did seem to help...I was fishing mostly 2'-3.5' deep.  The water was largely stained as usual...maybe 12" visibility?
I also caught 2 small Channel Catfish, a small White Bass, and a decent Bluegill.