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.


Anonymous said...

Hey Wolfy!

I've noticed around here that the fish bite picks up around five-ish. Lately it's been pike and rock bass at the head of a local dam - chock full of eggs, too.

Anonymous said...

You have been landing some Walleye of late. My question, Wolfy, is this. What depth and lures are you choosing for them? One of the local lakes here have just recently developed a Walleye population. I might want to give them a try.

Murphyfish said...

Hey Wolfy,
At least your getting the bites, I've yet to dip me tackle into the water!

Shoreman said...

The camera thing. Last Monday and most days I fish, I remember to take the infamous Berkley Digital Scale (just in case) and leave the camera in the truck. I only remember I'd forgetten it when I've climbed down some rocky, slippery hillside and am already fishing. Note to self: put Postit note on fly rod to remember to bring scale AND camera. So, my friend, you're not alone.


Fish Whisperer said...

Wolfy, some great images there. It is easy to forget to shoot pictures when the fish are on the chew. You are forgiven.
Tight lines

Bill said...

Those are some nice pictures Wolfy.

Rebecca said...

Is it just me or do you have a lot of snakes in your part of the country?

I don't really like snakes =)