Well, the weather was perfect, in the mid 60's! All of this trial and error fishing for catfish and other warm water species has finally started to pay off! Today, I landed my first catfish on the spey rod! I was taking my sage graphite 3e out to practice and ran into some fisherman, carrying out three stringers full if channel cat. I asked the fishermen what they were using. Night crawlers. So, I decided that I would use a similar pattern... It just so happened that I had a few tied up with flash yarn, in my box. I tied a red one on. First cast, I hooked into a monster which about straightened my hook. Unfortunately, I lost that one. Anxious and excited, I decided the I would bend the hook back to shape and try again. On the second cast, I landed a drum, which put up a heck of a fight!
A couple of casts later, I landed my first catfish on the spey!
Now, for the great Missouri to warm up so that I can get out there and landed a monster on my meiser!