Thursday, May 6, 2010
Pictures from the pond, and a fishing update
The first largemouth I've seen setting up shallow - spawning time is approaching.
I am REALLY trying to take more pictures. But, it seems that everytime I find myself around water, I leave the camera in my pocket and cast away.
I've been out to the ponds twice this past week over lunch, trying to capitalize on the increasingly better fishing. The problem is, the fishing hasn't been increasingly better. It hasn't been bad, but it has been the free-for-all I've expected. We've had some pretty cold nights, and I think that might have something to do with the fish being lethargic around lunch. Maybe they went crazy around 5 pm - who knows?
Even though it hasn't been crazy good, the fishing has been consistent. Especially for the walleye, which seem to have hit a growth spurt. As I've said before, I've never seen them over 15" here, but I've caught a bunch of 15" - 17" recently.
A crappie suspended next to a log in the water
An incoming walleye
I have taken a few pictures, and am part way through a little project that is turning out better than I thought it would (so far). I'll keep you in the dark for now, but will post some pictures of this little project soon.
A nice rainbow that ate a 2" grub intended for panfish
The panfish are biting, and, as you see from the picture, largemouth are getting up on their beds. Get out there and fish!
A water snake decides to swim under the dock I'm standing on.