Hello and welcome again to my Saturday Fishing Report.
It was a slow week for fishing because the weather pretty much blew. And blew. And got cold. It was gross. Lucky for my sanity, that changed on Thursday.
Thursday - It was in the mid-60s, so I talked Hubs into going fishing with me in the afternoon. We went out about 2:30pm. The first place we tried - what we call 'the ledges' - no bites. So, we moved to another place off a feeder creek - no bites. So we went to our go-to spot. Hubs caught two 6" bluegills and almost got a third. I caught two 6" bluegills and a 13" spotted bass. Got home about 5:30.
Friday - Another warm day and totally overcast, so I went out in the morning. I got to the go-to spot about 8am. Tried several areas, with the worm set about 6.5' deep. Nada. But I knew the fish were out there because I kept seeing them surface. I set the hook shallower - about 3-4' deep - and started getting hammered. A 14" spotted bass was the first to make it to shore. (I lost what I could tell was a bigger fish before it got close enough for me to see.) Then I caught about four 6" bluegills. At that point, though, I ran out of worms. It was about 11:30. I took another 30-40 minutes picking up trash again. I must've pulled several hundred feet of line out of the shore, along with numerous rusted hooks, sinkers, etc. Plus, beer cans and assorted garbage. It's a never ending battle.
I thought about going out again in the afternoon, but my body needed a break. Maybe I'll be back out by the time you read this.
Have an awesome week next week, and take a kid somewhere outside. Fishing, hiking, birdwatching... anything.