From Shawn Seager on Wff.com
First, this was the most amazing weather in March any of us could remember in those 15 years. Wed-early Sunday morning there was NO wind during the day! We had wind on Wed. night, but none during the day.
Next, the fishing was good, there were bugs coming off between microscopic to size 14, and this happened pretty much all day. As others have said it would be in spurts on for an hour and off for an hour. The fish were really good shape, they were solid. They were very aggressive on the fight! It was fun hooking into them and then holding on.
Second, I visited with several WFF members and this was good. I visited with my neighbor in the parking lot, that was one of those lucky guys that is retired and living life! He was living the plan that my buddies and I are working for and plan to do. The lucky part is that they can fish Monday-Friday and then stay off the water when the tons of people show up (probably the most crowded Saturday I have fished the lake). They either go home or just stick around camp. According to my countdown app, it is 2683 days until I am one of those lucky guys…!
Not So Good:
The warm weather has brought out some of those buzzy worms! In the rock pile in our camp! Rattler!
Not So Good:
Lastly, I know that we all have different styles of fishing, favorite types of fishing (troll, anchor, combination), we all have different skill levels, and we all have different likes and dislikes. BUT, I want to point out a couple of things:
• Remember that when you are on the water your voices carry a long way, so when you are talking about your feelings, girlfriend/boyfriend or partners others can hear a long way off and probably don’t care.
• Remember that if you have radio’s that generally they have an on/off function to the stupid call received or complete BEEP. Also, unless you were a radio operator or dispatcher you don’t need to say “Over” the end of every transmission. And if you hear others close by that start doing it, it is because they are making fun of you.
• Remember that when someone starts catching fish, pretty consistent, that this doesn’t mean you should troll in and drop anchor within their casting area. Or that this isn’t the place that you start trolling back and forth right next to, across their line, where their indicator is sitting or BEHIND.
• Remember that there is entire lake full of fish and fish move.
• Remember that fly casting represent “Newton’s third law: law of reciprocal actions.” “To every action there is always an equal and opposite reaction,..” This means that when someone is casting 70 feet to a point in front of them that the line is also going 70 behind them! (if standard casting) So, if a person is anchored and Chironomid fishing, the fly line will be going forward and backward equal distances! So, if you decide to troll over to visit with your partner, because you want to be “Sussie Social” (even though you already heard it on the radio) that you shouldn’t and don’t have some entitlement or constitutional right to troll within the casting zone of another fisherman and expect not to get hit or that they should wait until you are out of the area!
• And lastly, remember (and I am sorry to say) that if your partner acts like a jerk and trolls over, around, or through someone’s casting or fishing area, that most likely you will be treated bad, because you are not stopping their bad behavior or haven’t educated them on their bad behavior. Sorry. But if your partner has no respect of others then most likely others, not just me, will have no respect for you.
So, if you are out on the water and see this individual/woman be warned that she doesn’t seem to care if she is intruding, interrupting, or invading your fishing area.
(And at least I witnessed her bothering/harassing other fishermen other than just our group.)
I hope you all have a chance to get out on the water somewhere, and catch some great spring fishing!
Tight Lines and Cheers
Chuck G. reported 11 fish caught on Friday, and 9 on Saturday. He said the bite must have really slowed and from the guys that he talked to on the lake, the day I fished was THE day that the fish were really on the bite. I guess I was lucky! Jim Tetrick also reported slower fishing but did ok on Sunday, with 10 or 11 fish, from his phone report. Im sure it will be a crowded zoo over there this weekend and likely not worth the effort, but the weather on the westside is supposed to be crummy. I may end up packing up and giving it a whirl anyhow.