Hello again and thank you for sticking with the Saturday Fishing Report through these dry weeks of nothing much. This, unfortunately, is another one of those weeks.
I went out a couple mornings last week and caught nothing. Hubs and I went out a couple afternoons last week and caught a couple panfish and one spotted bass - and that was right at or near sunset. He almost caught what we suspect was a 15-20 lb catfish, but it tangled the line in some submerged brush or something and Hubs had to snap it off.
Of course, there's more to fishing than fish. Part of the reason I go fishing is to enjoy nature. To that end, I saw a beaver this past week. It was just making its way down the lake near the shore. Last early spring, before the floods, I found a really awesome piece of chewed beaver wood about a mile south of where I saw that beaver. Maybe it was his. ;o)
I also saw a couple bald eagles. One of them was diving and swooping at the fish in the lake, which was really cool. Another one passed right over me - maybe 30 feet up.
Now that the water level is down a bit, I'm seeing tons of tracks along the shoreline - deer, raccoon, heron, etc. I keep my eyes peeled for mink or bobcat tracks.
Yesterday morning when I went out, it was kind of foggy. Then it got really foggy right down at the lake. It's a surreal experience, standing on the shoreline watching a bobber in the fog. It hangs there as if suspended in mid-air - gray above, gray below, with no discernible horizon. The lake itself was like glass, so there weren't even any ripples to break the solid gray plain. Like I said, surreal.
And that's it for the fishing report. Sorry there weren't more actual fish in it. They're predicting a cold snap here, so I'm not sure how much I'll be willing to freeze my buns off next week. We'll see. Until then, I hope you all have an awesome week ahead and can get out to enjoy nature a little.