Friday, November 13, 2009

55 degrees today - gotta fish

The lower pond in November

It was 55 today with a southerly breeze. I know there won't be many of these days left, so I went out to the old reliable pond over lunch today. The pond was stocked with trout a few weeks ago, so even if none of the other residents are cooperative, I figure I should be able to catch some trout.

Mepps Aglia Streamer

I started off fishing for the trout. I used the Mepps Aglia Streamer spinner pictured. Its become a favorite of mine, even though it is a little bit longer than I would call ideal. After 5 visible hits from trout, and no hookups, I decided i needed to go smaller. I went to the old reliable 1/16 oz. jighead with a 2" grub, and started after them. My grubs were Lindy Munchie, and I started with a watermelon color. the pond was very clear.

November crappie

All the trout were about this size

The fishing was a little slow, but I was only there for 45 minutes. Final tally - 4 trout brought to hand (and a few others hooked and lost), 2 gills caught, and 1 crappie. All were on the Munchie grubs, and all were on subtle colors. I threw a chartreuse grub, but found no takers. The watermelon and copper colors caught everything.

Good colors today

Not a day for the record books by any means, but a day on the pond catching trout ove lunch beats the hell out of the usual lunch alternatives!


Shoreman said...

Great way to spend lunch time, in my book. Nice looking trout.

Murphyfish said...

Hey Wolfy, at least youre fishing, nice looking trout but what type of fish is the 'crappie'? it looks slightly like a sea fish over here called the "john dory"

Wolfy said...

It is a pretty common panfish over here, Murphy. A REAL big one goes over 1 kilo. Most are the size of mine or a little bigger. Very good to eat when they big enough - flaky, white flesh. They will overpopulate a small pond if they're not harvested.


LarryB said...

Nice write up Wolfy. Great story and fine pics too. Hard to beat a lunch break like that dude! :-) lb

Anonymous said...

I would take that anytime Wolfy. Gotta love those reliable Curly Tail Jigs. That is a chunky trout.

Wandering Owl said...

Nice lunch break! I tried fishing at lunch break about 10 years ago. Went below a bridge on the Cedar River in Waterloo, IA and on the six or seventh cast caught a 20-inch walleye. And I didn't pack a lunch in a cooler that day! It got to go back...Only fish I ever caught on a lunch break.

Fish Whisperer said...

That is what I call lunch. Damn, 45minutes with a tally like that. Great report.
Tight lines