6-07-04 - Perch on the Fly - Take II
Waters Fished: Lake Michigan (Home)
Fish Caught: 1/3 personally
Outing Date: 6-7-04
Air Temp: upper 70's?
Water Temp: didn't take it
Water Level: normal
Water Color: blue and several feet visibility
Fish Species: Perch
Pattern Fished: Flying Bunny
Pattern Color: White
Fishing Quality: tough
Back at it again! Straight from work, I probably
got to the lake by my house around 7:30 PM. It was good to see faces
I remembered from last year!
Well, it's a short report. BAITFISH were everywhere...man
the lake was SILLY with bait! I tried casting around the edges,
sinking underneath, stripping through the bait, twitching...bottom
line nothing worked. I did see a few carp cruising, and one of the
guys was whacking the gobies!
Jigging right against the concrete produced my
only Perch landed....a true DINK..the fly was longer than his head.
Totally got gill hooked and keeled almost immediately after release,
but a seagull swooped down and picked him up...ah the circle of
I did manage two other hits that didn't result
in fish...both while walking back and forth simply dragging the
fly through the water along the breakwall. Interesting. Won't be
back at it again until next week...still trying to figure out just
what I can do to improve my "Perch On The Fly" success.
I won't consider myself good until I can at least have a good showing
against the bait fishermen!