I was back out at the lake after a week. I had not made it for
the two days that I was sick.
It is not a good idea be try to drive that far over my
lunch hour with my at home nurse taking care of me. She
did a very good job, with a very bad patient.
We got some rain on Tuesday afternoon. In fact it poured
for about 45 minutes and then had a steady rain after that.
I had not done very well over the noon hour. One of the
old geezers was out and he left disappointed. One little
bass and one little bluegill were all I managed to get. I
tried several flies and several different retrieves, but
that made no difference.
I thought the front coming might help, but I was not in
tune with what the fish wanted at the time. I went through
a dozen flies, trying to find what might work. I picked
the wrong ones to try.
When I got out Thursday there was someone at the settling
pond. So I headed to the flat to see what might happen.
The wind had been out of the southwest for over a day. I
saw the wave action had made a mud line. That always seems
to be a good place to toss a fly.
I got one little bluegill and a six-inch walleye while
fishing there. The fish did not seem to think that it
was as neat a place as I did.
It had to be a good place to be able to draw a walleye
up in that shallow of water in the middle of the day.
Where were the rest of the fish? I went through about
two-dozen flies while searching for the fish.
I had hopes that Friday would be a better day. The
temperatures were up. The low was 67 degrees at night.
The high was to be in the low eighties. Seemed to be
good conditions to me.
I tossed another couple of dozen flies at the fish today.
I had a couple of little taps, but that was it. I tried
bigger flies and smaller flies. I tried bright flies and
dull flies. If the kitchen sink had been there I would
have been tempted to throw it in.
I did talk to a couple of people that had been out on
the lake. They did not catch anything more than I had.
One of the guys had even tried worms for bluegills and
could not find them.
The fish seemed to have a case of lockjaw. If not that,
then they were hiding someplace that none of us found.
Hope you can get out on the water. ~ Rick