So far this June the fishing on the pond has been very poor as compared with June’s of past seasons. I can only think of one reason for this…the weather. We have had some very hot and dry weather all spring. The meteorologists for this area have indicated that we are at least 6” below our normal rainfall. In addition, I feel that we must have had a fish kill this year. I can’t find a single big bass in the lake. In fact I haven’t caught a big bass in the pond since two years ago, that is a bass over 2lbs. The larger crappie that I was catching this spring have all but disappeared too.
I have caught several small crappie and a few small bass so far this June but, nothing like in the past.
I believe that we need to restock the lake with bass and bluegill again this fall. Yes, the bluegill are not so plentiful either. I have caught some on my fly rod but again, they are not nearly as plentiful as in years past.
I’ll keep trying and hopefully there are a few big ones left. All of my tried and true lures have failed so far so, I bought some new plastic worms and creature baits, and swim baits. And, my wife bought me a new St Croix bait casting rod for Fathers Day, how about that! I am truly blessed with a wife that understands my passion for fishing.
I did take a trip to lake Mingo near Danville with Roy a week ago. Roy caught a 7lb bass there the week before and he invited me to go with him in his new bass boat. We went to the places where he and his friend went the week before but, we only manage to catch 11 bass, seven for Roy and four for me, they were all less than 2 lbs. We did miss a few more but had bad hookups. No matter, we had fun together as usual. The area we fished was nearly covered with lily pads and wood so, the potential for large bass is very good. Maybe, nest time…
His boat, a Jason, was the most comfortable boat that I have ever fished from. We had a good time together and I look forward to our next trip.
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