Monday, May 20, 2013

Local Ponds on Sunday

Fished another local pond on Sunday. I had to take full advantage of the summer-like conditions. Kat was a trooper and tagged along to catch some rays.

This particular pond is no secret, I seemed to be the last to the party and the fishing reports weren't great. Nevertheless, I had done some scouting on the topo maps before hand and had some ideas on where to try - spots which could be easily overlooked. Sure enough, the areas were looking as good in person as they looked on the map and the bass were out in force.

A chartreuse and white murdich minnow twitched overtop the weeds was the ticket. Fished an hour or so and caught 6 bass and a crappie and missed/lost a few others. None of the bass were very large and a couple were quite small. That being said, they hit hard and fought a good fight. Most were stocky 12-14 inchers.

All in all it was a great way to spend the afternoon. The lesson to take away from this is that a little homework can go a long way even on small water.

Some pix to come.


Sunday, May 12, 2013

T n A Bunker

This is a version of Galloup's T n' A bunker. I used and Allen egg hook trailer hook size 4 and a 8089 size 6. Don't worry, the 8089 size 6 is a big hook.

My twist is to use laser dub for the head to add a little sparkle and some bulk. Note that I "made" the yellow laser dub by chopping up sections of sculpin wool and ice wing. Then I placed the sections on two dog brushes and rubbed them together until the wool and flash looked clean and fully blended. I can tell you my blend looks and acts just as the store bought stuff.

The original pattern has a much thinner head but I see nothing wrong with a fly that pushes some water.

If you have any questions let me know.

Oh and yellow and white is simply because I had it on the table. I've never used this combo before but I guess it could work.

One last note, since the tape started at 1 this is in fact a 4" not 5" fly.


Sunday, May 5, 2013

Sunday Funday

Got some time to fish the local pond for an hour or so. Caught 3 scrappy bass and a black crappie (add another to the species list). Not bad for an hour and a half. Clouser was getting it done - when in doubt go with the clouser minnow.