Autumn Wasps Are On the Water

Autumn Wasps Are On the Water

Two smallmouths followed the gyrations of a hooked bluegill focused upon the yellow sponge spider stuck in its jaw. After releasing the bluegill a stealthy withdrawal provided reassurance to the smallies that their pool was undisturbed. Fifteen minutes of observation Continue reading

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Pond Time

Recent rains have ponds in great shape. Float tubing near shaded weed lines with a 4-weight, floating line, and Bully Spiders produced an evening of steady action. Eight- and nine-inch bluegills put a smile on my face. A countdown of Continue reading

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Cool Evening Wade

Cool Evening Wade

An evening wet wade on a small spring creek for smallmouth bass brought numerous fat green sunfish (mean greenies), several big bluegills, and three smallmouths to the net. Shaded pools with lots of rock cover provided the action on a Continue reading

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It’s Still Crappie Time

It’s Still Crappie Time

Crappies in the big lakes are located in small, shaded secondary coves suspended at 3 feet over 6 to 8-foot bottoms. White/silver Mini Minnies and light-colored woolly buggers resulted in great catches with many double hookups. When hits diminished we Continue reading

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