|Too big for bait...|
|That's better! This fish was also Katie's first fish on the fly rod!|
|Full of bull|
I love those bowfin. If they hit lures or flies more readily I think I would have a different favorite fish. They have a distinct prehistoric look to them and are made of only teeth and muscle. I am planning to do a separate post about them later on for those who may have never caught or seen one before.
Even though we both tried, I was the only one who managed to catch any fish on lures. The only lure that seemed to be working was a yellow and red Cabelas spoon. You can see that spoon in the picture with the perch. It seemed that the pike were moving out of the 4-8 feet deep bay in search of slightly deeper water which meant we needed to try and find them from our kayaks. Unfortunately, the wind had other plans then we did and kayak fishing was pretty difficult.
I did try a good amount of time to catch a pike on the fly rod and knock off another item from the challenge list. But, I failed. The only fish I managed while trying to obtain that goal was a hefty 17 inch bass. I caught it on one of my deer hair Dahlberg divers with a rabbit strip tail. Each one of those flies takes an hour for me to tie so I was glad it landed at least one fish. I did have a few more hits on it and had a hard time straying to a different pattern after I landed this fish on the Dahlberg.
No fish of real size were cau-
What's that? I forgot about one? Oh, I guess that fish will have to wait till the next post.