I took my float tube to a shallow lake today, and what a blast I had! Air temp 65, light wind, and water temp was 59.
The Lilly Pads came back to life! Absolutely perfect for a fly rod. 2' to 3' deep, and fish packed under them. I made short casts to the open areas, and the fish would smack the fly with gusto!
I used my 3 wt again. Floating line with a 4X leader and some no weight nymphs, mini buggers, and realistic streamers (I can't tell you what they are or the entire fishing ego system might collapse).
I caught about 6 largemouth bass (biggest maybe 12"), 15 nice sized crappie, and about 50 bluegills.
Leaves on the trees, the grass is green now, and robins are chirping! Thank God, spring finally arrived!
I finally put my oars back on my Scadden Outlaw Escape. I still use my flippers, but the oars move across the lake so much quicker. After seeing Mojo and Joni, I just had to put them back on my 'toon.
I still love this float tube. I've used it >100 times and the bladder-less pontoons don't leak at all! I sit in a comfy chair just above the water and have both hands free for my fly fishing. Thank You, Dave Scadden! The ultimate float tube IMHO.