Many warm water fly fishermen get real excited when the bream start to bed up. This year just hasn’t been a typical year and the bream bite has been really inconsistent. After tying a bunch of slow-sinking spiders in Alexandria this past week, I was ready to put them to the test. I caught about 8 bream early Saturday morning and then made a short afternoon trip Sunday from 6:30 – 8. I caught 12 bream and one bass this evening on a chartreuse and black spider. I lost another bass that I tried to horse in on the 3 wt. The nicest bream was the long-awaited chinquapin!
Oh, after boiling two sacks of crawfish this afternoon, I sure didn’t feel like cleaning fish. So, these bad boys escaped the hot grease…for now.