|Last Fish in 2010 - New Year's Eve|
Fast forward through 10+ feet of snow, warming temps and finally the spring peepers and black stones hatching. I've probably been out on that same stream, plus some other local waters at least a dozen times since then, but nada.
|A walk in the woods|
Today it finally happened. The skunk is off for 2011. We trekked to one of our local bass ponds in 55 degree, sunny weather. The wind was stiff, but not a problem for an 8 wt.
The water in the pond is still cold, but we did see some bass swimming in the shallows. I tied on an brown eelworm streamer and started casting with slow long strips. Still nothing - no takes, no follows, nothing.
My son and his friend were spin casting with no luck either. After working around the
|First Fish on Fly in 2011|
|Beadhead Streamer in Largemouth|
|A colorful little pumpkin seed|
We continued to have success on another local pond landing dozens of panfish between the three of us. They switched to fly rods and were throwing drys while I continued to have luck with Ian's streamer.