Sunday, August 26, 2012
They just aren’t biting.
I wonder if that airboat that went by a while back spooked them.
Maybe they can hear the kids slamming doors up on the hill.
I should just put a hook on this fly and fish it deep for smallies.
Gar really aren’t that fun to catch anyway, it sucks getting all the rope out of their teeth.
It’s just nice to be out on the water.
This overcast morning would have been a good one to spend fishing trout on that one river in Iowa.
Ok, maybe they are eating, I just saw some rises over there.
This fly doesn’t have enough flash and it’s too beat up, doesn’t have enough rope left to land a big one anyway.
I need scent.
I’m fishing this fly too shallow.
I think they want it presented upstream, directly in line with the current, not broad side.
What are they taking? They are eating something, I can see them.
Screw it, I’m out of coffee and getting hungry. Gar suck.
-My excuses are getting old, perhaps you have some that you would like to share.
Sunday, August 19, 2012
|19 year trends in the catch frequency of bluegills, bass and pike|
So find yourself a boat launch or spillway and tie on a fly, the numbers are on your side. Oh, and if you want to catch one of those other 120 species, you might try dragging a crawler along the bottom of the river.
To have some fun with Upper Mississippi River fish data, go here: