Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Spillway Gar

I got a chance to do a little fishing today at the spillway at Arkabutla Lake. I was trying for Gar or anything else that might bite but had no luck. Still, it was good to get out.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

That time of year

The boy had his tenth birthday on the 18th, wow it seems like it was just yesterday that he was nine. He said he would like to learn to fly fish so as soon as both of us get a little time off I'll get the 3wt. out show him how to cast. Maybe he can catch some nice Brim. Yesterday we worked on getting the boat ready for warm weather, it is one of those 10 ft. bass raider type boats, we put the fishfinder that I got for Christmas on it and cleaned it up a bit. I have been scouting out some lakes around here and have found some potential good spots. The weather around here has sucked for fly fishing. Either it is to cold for Bass and Brim or the wind is to strong, well I guess it is just a matter of time. I am thinking about taking some pics. of some of the local lakes and ponds around here and posting them.

Saturday, February 9, 2008

It's trying to warm up

It's mid Febuary and it's trying to warm up outside. Good. I've done allmost no fishing in the last couple of weeks and it sucks. In about a month the boy and I are going up to the White river for about 4 or 5 days for trout. I've been scout good fishing locations using Google Maps and I hope this works.
I've been looking at getting a 7wt. rod and reel for bass, more than lickly a SanCroix or TFO rod and a Okuma reel. With the weather warming up it is time to hit the local lakes, creeks, and small rivers for bass and brim. There are a bunch of them with in a few miles of my house. I think I should start taking photos of the lakes, creeks, ect... and not just the fish I have caught. Also, I am thinking of joining the mis-south fly fishers orginization or whatever it is called.