On the drive I noticed it was clouding up...I was excited thinking that my best chance for a top water bite would be with some clouds or even a shower. But as luck would have it upon arriving at my spot it was blue bird skies. I even had to apply sun screen, go figure.
Hit the water and threw a clouser at all the fishylookn spots, timber, pads, deep structure without any interest. Found bait balls all over the water. I mean big giant shad...maybe 4-6 inches long. Expected to see bass chasing the schools I camped on them, but that never happened...probably spent too much time waiting. At about 6 the sun was setting low and shade was on the far bank so I tied on the popper and paddled over. The wind picked up and was pushing me pretty good. The rudder made it possible to make 1 good cast to a spot but I could only work the popper a few feet before it was well behind me. Frustrating me in every way. Finally I turned into the wind and started my way back dropping my dumbbell anchor at every downed tree. I did start catching fish but not what I was after. The sunfish were very aggressive they'd attack the size 2 popper hard but couldn't get the hook...well 1 did. So I audibled and went to a size 6 on the 5wt and caught sunfish...lots of sunfish...and it was LOTS of fun. Wish I had a 3 wt but I don't...maybe in the future.
|Very colorful and fun to catch. Made note to pick up a 3wt for my future pursuits.|