Well, the weather has been bad. We’ve had torrential downpours and it has really cut into my fishing time. I am blessed to have a couple of lakes in my neighborhood where I can make a quick trip when the weather clears and that’s just what I did the day after Easter and today after work.
The Monday after Easter provided me an opportunity to fish for bream for a few hours and I caught over 50 bream on a fluff butt under a vosi. Although most were the micro variety, I did manage three nice red-ears that were over 9 inches:
The weather got ugly again but I managed a nice bass before I called it quits.
Today, we got another downpour during the day but the skies opened and the sun shined bright as I made my way over to the lake again today after work. The fishing was slow. I couldn’t get a single bass to hit my popper. I did, however get into some schooling bream that were hitting on a tiny #10 popper. I saw one of the neighbors catch a big chinquapin on a worm and I switched back to my fluff butt. I proceeded to catch 10 chinquapin (red – ears) that were over 9 inches. My buddy and his wife saw me and asked if I was keeping fish. I told them no, not thinking I was going to catch 10 of them. Well, I’ll give them a rest and go after them another day. They were very fat…the kind I like to fillet. I tell you they are the best eating fresh water fish too. The meat is just as white as sacalait but it’s a bit firmer in texture.
I took some video but only snapped one picture of one of the smaller ones.