Monday, April 2, 2012
I stopped by "Fifty Dollar Lakes" on the way home from work and thought I'd try to increase my haul from that park. So far, I'd fished there twice and caught a grand total of three fish (two bass, one chain pickerel). When I bought my permit for this park, I was really hoping that it'd be a good place (with little pressure) to work on my warm water fly fishing. But I refuse to fly fish somewhere (where fly fishing's not required, at least) when modern tackle isn't getting the job done.
It took a lot of work to figure out which lures were moving fish, but ultimately I did well on a Rebel floating balsa minnow. No bass unfortunately, but a few nice "copper belly" bluegills, my first black crappie of 2012, and my first redear sunfish of 2012. I think I ended up with about 10 fish in 60 minutes - not mind-blowing but pretty respectable still. Hopefully better things are yet to come!