Hello and welcome once again to the Saturday Fishing Report brought to you today by Folgers* and Misty*. Later this morning I might be sponsored by donuts.
Started the week out last Sunday. Fishing in the morning. Caught a couple little bluegills, but it was hard going.
Tuesday - Caught 3 bluegills and a punkinseed. All of them around 5-6". This was the largest punkinseed I've caught here. I had despaired of ever catching a punkinseed larger than bait, but the bigger ones have to be out there somewhere. The 5" wasn't big enough to eat, but there's hope.
Wednesday - Caught 2 bluegills and a green sunfish. Again, all 5-6". If you've never seen a green sunfish, they're kind of what you might imagine happening if a perch, a bluegill, and a punkinseed had babies. Pretty fish and good fighters. Can't wait to catch one large enough to eat. Last year I caught a 9" one, but I didn't know what it was at the time and I didn't want to keep something under the length limit, so I put it back. After I got home, I looked it up online and wanted to kick myself.
The lake water is still pretty warm and most of the bigger fish are deep. And the ones that aren't deep aren't interested in my worms or my lures. But I'll keep trying.
Oh! Almost forgot. I did go back to the thrift store and buy that rod/reel. It was $15, but they had a 25% off sale, so I got it for $11.25. The rod is a Southbend Eclipse and the reel is an Abu Garcia Cardinal ProMax3. Score! Spent time trying them out this morning and they work like a dream. Double Score!
See ya next week. In the meantime, get outside for a while. Go for a drive. Sit by a lake. Soak up the sun. Walk around your yard. Something.
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