|First fly rod fish of 2012|
Friday's pond fishing left me wanting more so I tied up some new dry flies and headed out the door for the same pond. I caught more bluegill than I did on Friday and also landed a couple of shiners. If you have never caught one, they put up a good fight for their size and they hit the fly with the intent on unraveling its every thread. After only a dozen or so fish the dry fly became a wet fly and the fishing only got better. The fish of the day was a large bottom-hugging redear sunfish that was pushing a pound.
|How the shiner got its name|
|Big Redear Sunfish|
The guys cutting down trees Friday said they stock the pond with trout in the spring time for a kids fishing derby so I will be back to the pond after that for sure, or maybe I will show up during the derby and upstage some eight year old kids... They tree guys left a couple of lures that were lodged in the branches. It just so happens that my favorite lures are the free ones!
seemed as though the smaller fish had a heavier parasite burden. I'm unsure if this is because the smaller fish eat more snails than the larger ones, or if it seemed like a heavier load relative to their size.