04-09-2012, 02:43 PM
Finally Satisfaction in 2012
Looking at all the recent posts I see all these guys hooking up with the fist bluegills and warm water fish of the year . It's been a warmer than normal year so for the last two weeks I've had this uncontrollable urge to get that first bluegill of the year especially after seeing all the successful posts. My go to spot is 100 yards from my back door a pretty little lake with a great bass , panfish and pickerel population. Well for at least 2 hours every day for the last 10 days I've been there with zero results . The dead sea. No life . Frustrating. It's warmer than any spring in recent memory and nothing . Ok usually I don't start at this lake until the end of April but conditions are good.
For the year so far I have nothing to complain about. I've had great steelhead , trout, walleye, channel cat , smallmouth, shad , peacock bass , tarpon and all kinds of other saltwater and freshwater trips all ready under my belt but I think they got me spoiled. Want that first bluegill at my little lake.
FINALLY yesterday it broke loose. No monsters but a bunch of gills and pumpkinseeds up to 8 inches. I'm a happy man. It's the little things that bring total satisfaction!
And just to show good things come in pairs after happily reading that Swirlchaser got his gear back from the airline I was surprised by my postmaster with my lost flys from a fly swap . Sometimes good things just happen!
"I was born to fish" Lee Wulff
"There's more B.S. in fly fishing then there is in a Kansas feedlot." Lefty Kreh
" It ain't over till it's over." Yogi Berra
"Your not old,you've simply acquired a patina." Swirlchaser