5-07-05 - More fishin' "close to home"!
Waters Fished: Ceylon Lagoon, Lake Como
Fish Caught: 1 trout
Outing Date: 5-07-05
Weather: Mostly Sunny, wind from the south and southwest
Air Temp: 70's
Water Temp: Como - 60F
Water Level: normal
Water Color: blue, visibility 3'+ on Ceylon, Como less than 6"
Fish Species: Rainbow Trout, Northern Pike
Pattern Fished: Tucker Nymph, Clouser Minnow, Flying Bunny
Pattern Color: Clouser in white and gray, bunny in tan/white
Fishing Quality: Good
I spent most of my Saturday working around the
family home in Lake Como - specifically it's time to put in the
pier! After a good soaking (my waders had a NICE leak and eventually
I ended up going under anyways) I changed, dried off, and headed
out for a wee bit of fishin'.
First stop back to Ceylon Lagoon...I wanted to
share the trout action with Renee. A few casts in I hooked up. What
the heck is this thing? Ah, a golden shiner...haven't seen one of
those in a while, and probably my first on a fly rod. This was followed
up by a NICE rainbow trout.
Shortly thereafter, we returned to Como for dinner.
During the day, while we had been working on the pier, a couple
friendly anglers came by and landed a nice northern pike on a black
spinnerbait...his first fish for 2005. It got me to thinking..in
the past there have been times where you could literally just toss
a lure in close to shore and get a Pike or two.
Well, I won't go into the details of the setup
here, but with renewed vengeance I spent the last 30 minutes of
dusk plying the water...got a hit but it came off. No problem...I'll
be back in the morning ;)