Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Catching Dinner over Lunch

Even though it was fairly chilly today, I couldn't pass up the opportunity to get after a few fish over the lunch hour. Jesse and I went to the ponds with the intent of catching - and keeping - some fish for his dinner tonite.

Started on the upper pond. Lots of gills, all just short of being prime filleting size. They were JUST a little smaller than we like to clean, so back they went. Small grubs were the answer on UL rigs. We got a fair number of bass - mostly males. Jesse got one egg-laden female that was probably 2-1/2 pounds, and I had a big fish break me off in the rocks.

30 minutes down, 30 to go. And no fish in the cooler.

The lower pond held a little bit of everything. Jesse continued casting grubs while I went to a small purple and white tube. ***Newsflash *** - trout like purple and white tubes. A lot. We caught fish pretty consistently for the next 20 minutes. Jesse put a nice crappie on ice, and I followed that up with a crappie, 'gill, and walleye for the box. I also got 3 trout in quick succession, and a bunch of undersized 'eyes.

So - I put 3/4 of the fish in Jesse's cooler. NOT that I'm a fish counter - I'm just saying. I'm thinking that a half pound of morels would be a nice gesture of appreciation.

Sorry no pics - didn't feel like pulling out the cell phone


Cofisher said...

A nice side dish with those fish could be cat and noodles or cat and rice.

Shoreman said...

Yes, those trout do like the grub jigs. I fished the white one on opening day for a few casts and got several followups, but didn't mention it in my post.


Wolfy said...

Cofisher - you DO realize that if my wife ever reads that, she will hunt you down to the ends of the earth. She a LOT tougher than I am, and holds a grudge forever - 23 years and counting, in the case of our first date.

And I'l be sure to wear my cool shirt, too!


Anonymous said...

Now that is what I call a "Working Lunch". Let's see if I can find which lure is "working" during lunch today!