Welcome back to the Saturday Fishing Report.
Sorry I missed last week's report, but there wasn't a boatload to report anyway. I did do some fishing, but I didn't catch anything worth talking about. I did find a big largemouth dead on the shore. Not very long dead, but in rigor and starting to just barely smell. I moved it from where it was under a bunch of shoreline bushes to an open area where the vultures could get to it easier. In the process I discovered what killed it. It had swallowed a lure and, I'm guessing, choked to death. I retrieved the lure.
Then Friday before last, I slipped on some loose gravel at the edge of a creek and deposited myself on my ass. Messed up my ankle, made lovely bruises, totally trashed the interior of my tackle box which required quite a bit of untangled and reorganizing. Anyway, the messed up ankle made it less than ideal to fish for a while, so I only got out once last week.
Thursday - Went out around 8am to my spot on the main lake. It's an easier walk and I don't have to play mountain goat to get there. Unfortunately, nothing was biting there and I had to use the facilities, so I thought I'd try the park. I used the bathroom and drove around the park looking for a place to park where I wouldn't have to walk a mile on my messed up ankle. Nope. So I drove to my go-to spot. Walked down to the ledges without difficulty, found a spot to sit, and cast out. Lucky for me it was a cool day because those ledges are east facing and full sun first thing in the morning. I still got pretty hot and sweaty, though, and for only three 5-6" bluegills. Still, better than getting skunked.
I can't wait for fall fishing to commence. I want to try that lure I pulled out of the largemouth.
Anyway, that's it for me. Better luck next week, I guess. Now that the weather is turning cooler, try to enjoy the out-of-doors, eh? Your spirit will thank you.