Tuesday, May 21, 2013

spring fishing

this is just gonna be a quick post showcasing a few fish from some recent trips. 5 days from now i will be driving 14 hours south to target some new lifelisters with the main goal being alligator gar.

i added another species to my list this week from a lake 5 minutes from home. i got a tip from a friend about a large lake overrun with wild goldfish. i set up my flyrod to toss free lined bread balls to schooling fish and in no time had a new lifelister.

the trout fishing has been good as usual. currently with all the rain my spot is unfishable. it is up several feet and looks like chocolate milk. i did manage to get out before all the weather and catch my biggest of the year so far a solid 25" brown. i probably won't be able to fish that spot until i return from my trip but until then i have a lake with some large bows. i just got a new inflatable and hit the lake recently catching several nice sized fish.

i even managed to get out and fish one of my favorite river spots before the flooding last week and caught one of the prettiest bowfin i have ever seen as well.

normally i don't keep many fish but recently on one of the rivers i gill hooked a 23" brown and it would not release so it came home with me. nothing beats fresh trout cooked on the grill! its very easy to prepare and tastes amazing. i just gut the fish then place it in foil with butter onions garlic black pepper old bay seasoning siracha sauce and lemon slices wrap it up and put it on the grill until its cooked to the point where the skin peels right off and the meat falls from the bones.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

spawning pike

took a hike around a river close to home hoping to find some spawning suckers but instead found pike. lots and lots of pike. had no luck catching any but i did get a close up photo of a big one hiding in a log jam and even a video of some spawning in the shallows.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

no spring in sight

with what seems to be a never ending winter this year the only fish i have been having any luck with have been trout. majority of my river spots are blown out and with an additional 10-15" of snow in the forecast its going to be even longer before anything is fishable. i've caught a few redhorse, pike, carp and even a lifelister quillback but mostly just brown trout. it's been fun but i must say i am getting pretty sick of trout. here are a few catches so far this spring.

lifelister quillback

with how slow things have been i have taken more scenery photos of some favorite fishing spots of mine instead of fishing. here are a few favorites from this winter.