Rough Weekend..... Took the boat back up to the lake Saturday morning and went out with such high hopes. The fish were jumping everywhere. Funny thing is, I didn't see a bug in the air. Don't know what the heck these fish were jumping for. They were coming clear out of the water. I tried every dry fly in my box. I tried wooly buggers, those thing I posted above, I even got desperate and threw a bobber and a worm out there while I was still fly fishing. Not a nibble. I was in a boat for 5 hours and caught 1 bluegill.... compliments of the bobber and worm.
I went back out to a stocked stream this morning(Sunday). I learned something today, I obviously need a lot of practice trout fishing. I fished from 8AM until 1 PM and caught 1 fish. My brother in law who I went with caught 3, using worms. I'll never tell him, but the fish I caught, I hooked him in the belly with a streamer, so apparently, I got lucky as hell and snagged him. Technically I got skunked. I started out with this thing.....
Then I tried wooly buggers of all sorts. I hadn't tried a dry fly because there wasn't a bug in the air and I didn't see anything coming to the surface. I did try one once the sun came out, but nothing. I came across 5 other guys and they were not cathing anything either. 2 of them had fly setups as well.
With my limited skill level, the only way I could fish the tight stream was to cast up stream with the dry flies and retrieve them back. I casted around downed trees, every rock I could find, into and around every deep pool I could find and nothing.
I need some encouragment...LoL