Got a chance to get out in my new toy with a new toy after getting some work done on the wife's vehicle this past Saturday. I had been wanting to explore this one particular cove on my home lake out of curiosity, rumors of good fishing and a new place to explore in my new toy with a new toy. My new toys are a 13' Gheenoe I got back in August (new to me but used) and been piddling with and my new Reddington CT 4wt that I had not had a chance to play with.
Boat runs good, just slow with a 5hp, max rating btw, so you have to have the mentality of I'll get there when I get there.
It's good for the shallow water which is why I got it, chasing fish in the shallows during the winter draw downs around here. Few will be able to follow me, except for kayaker's, and I'll beat 'em to the good spots. Pic is the day I bought it, not how it looks now since I cleaned it up some, put the 5hp on it and slimed it a few days later.
I cruised the cove and got to the very back of the cove, and it started looking fishy, so I broke out the 4wt for a test on whether it had as much potential as the gheenoe. Think I got a good match on the boat and the rod. Did not catch any on the 4wt, but was fun to throw the popper at watch the bluegills slap at it. I even had more good casts than bad casts, not bad considering it had been at least a month since I held a fly rod and it was the first time casting this one.
Just some pic's of what I got to see while out and about
This pic is the far reaches of the cove where I fished
These are of the entrance to the cove, which runs about 4 miles away from the main channel:
This is the entrance to the cove, someone else is building a really really big house here:
There are several homes of this size on the lake, all in a gated community to keep the rif raf out. LOL
Overall a good day for me, come on weekend.