I actually didn’t know what to title this post. Fun in the neighborhood lake? Making lemonade out of lemons? Fun on my 3 wt. Anyway, we got the day off of school today because of the forecast violent, stormy weather. As I type this, I’m listening to the TV weatherman report sightings of tornados, funnel clouds, and water spouts. A tornado did actually touch down about ten miles as the crow flies from my house. How was the weather here? Well, I got out on the lake with little or no wind early this morning before the rain started.
I fished the upper lake in my neighborhood and landed 7 bass and five chinquapin that will hit some hot grease this Friday 🙂 All my fish were caught on a fluff butt under a VOSI on my 3 wt.!! I tried to target bass but couldn’t get a hit on normal bass flies. When I changed to the fluff butt (to target chinquapin) that’s when I began getting big bass bites.
Since it was my first trip in our neighborhood lake, I took the opportunity to “reel in” some of the trash I found. What a mess! I noticed that most of it was light plastic that simply blew off decks and backyard patios.
I did reel in some of these:
and 7 of these:
The largest was 16.5!
I had 2 big ones break me off on some structure too. I’ve got to get on my vice and replenish my fluff butt inventory.