Welcome once again to the fishing report for less than competent anglers. Not much to report as I was up to my armpits in my real job - writing.
Monday was the first time I got out to fish this past week. Big, dark clouds with some wind and mid-60s, so the expectations were high. I must've been wearing a sign that said 'stop and talk to me' because I wasn't out 10 minutes when an older gentleman stopped and asked me how the fishing was. An hour later a guy about my age stopped his car and told me I was fishing in the wrong spot. The fish were to the left of the boat ramp. He caught a bunch of big bass there the day before, it seems. I went over there eventually, but the wind had blown up so bad, I couldn't stand it for long. Not a bite. Went back to the wrong spot and caught a half dozen 5-6" bluegills. Moved slightly and caught a 7" bluegill. The water was still really muddy with loads of crap floating by. I saw a lot of bass jumping, but none of them wanted to get on my hook. Oh well.
Thursday - I finally got back out again. The first location I tried was a bust - in both spots. One spot was on the east side of a point with ledges. Nope. Then I moved over to the west side in a cove, but the wind was blowing hard enough I couldn't get a good cast. And no bites. I moved to the go-to locale. Caught 1 bass and 6-7 bluegills in about 2 hours. The water was still muddy as all get out and they were all biting within 8' of shore, about 6' down. I was still fighting the wind, but it was working for me. I think the bass was a spotted bass. About 12". I say 'think' because it had no markings at all. Solid green. I had to go by the mouth size and shape. Too big a mouth to be a small mouth and it wasn't big enough to be a largemouth, so I'm going with spotted. The bluegills were all in the 5-6" range.
We're sliding around to 'summer' fishing here - which means the weather is nice enough for people to flock to the lake on the weekends, and since I don't want to be around tons of people, I'll probably start sticking to weekdays and mornings. It also means, I guess, that I'll be catching more bluegills again. I'm fine with that. They're good eating. When they're big enough to bother with. Over 7", but I prefer over 8" for filleting. And we have plenty of those in the lake, so I'm good.
That's it for me. Have a great coming week and enjoy the outdoors if you get a chance.