A few years ago, on this very site, I read the article by Dave Whitlock about finding happiness with the local fish you have to fish for.
I live in central PA, and we have some nice trout streams, nice smallmouth in the Susquehanna, and also the carp that are taking over. But the abundant Bluegills in every local lake, pond, stream, or river make them a "target" fish for me.
I realized this last year and I took action for my fishing fun.
- I had a leaky Cross Creek UL float tube which I upgraded to a Scadden Outlaw Escape.
- I upgraded my flippers to Omega "flip fins"
- I upgraded my fly rod to a Helios 3wt.
- I upgraded my waders to Orvis "Sonic Seam" no stitch waders.
I now have a wonderful fishing trip every time I go out! 50 to 100 big sunfish on a UL fly rod with flies I tie myself! It doesn't get much better?
Anybody else find happiness with these beautiful Bluegills?