Month – October 2011

10-1 …October Lake Fishing

Hit the lake this weekend for some bass and bluegills. The bite was hot, with lots of fish taking flash buggers and small streamers. Bluegills were rising constantly to bugs being blown into the lake. A small dry was the ticket.

My hands were numb as I tied on my fly on Saturday morning. The day started slow, but picked up as the sun came out. The fish were in big schools, grabing bugs that blew into the water. Braden was doing quite well with his flash buggers, landing lots of bluegills and a few bass. Noah had a small blue flash bugger on, and was pulling in his share of nice bluegills. I was fishing with a popper, which induced lots of aggressive strikes.

Sunday was much warmer, and the fishing was great. The wind was still blowing, which kept the bluegills close to shore. Small dry flies and streamers worked equally well.

Favorite streamer


Lake in the fall

After lunch, Grandpa and I headed to the quarry. Nothing was even moving at the first quarry we stopped at. At the next quarry, my favorite, bass up to two pounds were cruising near the surface. I got a few half hearted follows, but nothing commited. Back at the cabin, we picked up more bluegills, and Braden caught his first pike on a fly…

Toothy critter

This is our last weekend of the year at the cabin. Great weekend.


Indian Summer

Fall colors

Since the weather was so nice, Grandpa joined us for a trip to a local lake. The bluegills were  a little slow, not willing to move much for a fly. Braden got a decent fish on a flash bugger after about twenty minutes. Soon after, I nabbed a 8″ perch, which is pretty good for a perch, on my chartruese mini DNA clouser. The bluegills really started biting after about an hour. The fish weren’t too excited about my clouser, so I switched to a little nymph and an indicator, which produced its share of bluegills. Braden continued to do well with a flash bugger, landing about a dozen fish. Grandpa didn’t get any until the very end, but when he did he pulled them in one after the other on a chili lime. Noah came after a while and caught some fish on a streamer. The fish weren’t big, but nonetheless fun to catch. A smaller pattern with a slim profile seemed to be the best fly today.  The fall colors really made it a great day on the water.

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