7-3-05 - A relaxing day at the Sugar Lake "retreat"!
Waters Fished: Sugar Lake
Fish Caught: a few....
Outing Date: 7-03-05
Weather: Mostly Sunny
Air Temp: upper 70's for the highs
Water Temp: N/A
Water Level: normal
Water Color: clear - visibility 5'+
Fish Species: Bluegills, Perch
Pattern Fished: Flying Bunny
Pattern Color: We threw everything
Fishing Quality: poor but still FUN!
As promised, today I'd have a lot more time on
the water AND as a result, MANY more pictures :) The day looked
promising - a partly cloudy sky, gentle breezes.
I spent some time on the dock in the AM again trying
to coax in some top-level predator but the "good" water
isn't even close to within casting distance. No luck so far, of
course I could have "SLAMMED" the bluegills all day...hundreds
of them huddled around the dock, begging for food like a pack of
In the early afternoon one of the neighbors showed
up with a pontoon boat and literally got out, said "Take it"
and walked home. I don't think I've ever seen that kind of generousity
among neighbors. We thank him and all climbed onboard.
During our slow circle around the lake both Renee
and I made cast after cast, focusing on weedy patches. We never
SAW anything other than bluegills skittering and winding throw the
Still no luck, we retired for the early afternoon
to the porch to simply watch life go by. Granted, when the "life
going by" buzzes you at 55 wingbeats per second, it's kinda
hard to miss!
Of course, I do hope to have something more to
show for my time at Sugar Lake than some "cool pictures",
and I greatly enjoyed the company, but things weren't gonna be complete
without a fish or two. Of course, a big aggressive bull bluegill
that hammered a flying bunny half his size was NOT really the prize
I was seeking!
Renee's mom owns a kayak...every fly fished from
a kayak? Well, I got a chance to and at first it was crazy-loco,
but after a bit I got the hang of it. The tighter your loops the
better off you are when you're basically casting at water level
(vs. standing above it)!
Ha....figures that for all my time out casting
the weedline in deeper water I'd end up with a PERCH! Someday soon
we'll figure this lake out!