Springtime in Northern Nevada. Always an adventure. Maybe a trip to Pyramid or Northern California is in order.
Sunday, March 20, 2016
It's still a little bit early and cold for top water bass here in Northern Nevada. I was able to get two, on top, on St. Paddy's Day. Not Bad.
Wednesday, March 16, 2016
I was able to make a Craigslist deal on a new (to me) Eagle Claw Feather Light fiberglass fly rod. With the super windy weather last weekend, I wasn't able to test it out until today. It was an absolutely beautiful day in Reno today. High in the 70's, no clouds, and best of all no wind. I went to my local pond expecting to catch a ton of bass. That's NOT what happened. The fishing was very tough, I tried my simi seal leeches. No takes. I tried quick strips, slow strips, let 'em sink, across the surface. Nothing! I was finally able to get one bass on a Arizona Wanderings mini hopper. That's right. First top water of the year, who would've guessed?
I enjoyed fishing the new rod. It was a little tough to throw the streamers into the wind, but when I switched to a light hopper with a longer leader, it cast like a dream. I was able to make long casts with a soft landing. That is key at this pond, these fish are super nervous, and won't eat a hopper pattern that plops too hard. I can already tell that this is going to be my "go to" rod this summer. The best thing is...it fits in my Suzuki Samurai strung up and ready to go.
Thursday, March 10, 2016
Even though it's been windy and cold the last couple of days, I got out to my home pond. I'm glad that I did. If this isn't the biggest bass I've caught out of this pond, than it's pretty close.
Tuesday, March 1, 2016
I'm so happy that I live close enough to a pond that I can get out for a quick trip before work. I was able to get a little sunshine on my back, catch five fish, and still make it to work on time.
Not a bad way to spend a morning.