Sunday, June 26, 2011
A Belated Fathers Day Present
Wow, It's been forever that my daughter asked to go fishing. Last time out we hammered the bluegills and she drove her brother absolutely crazy because she was catching all the fish. Call it lady luck or whatever you wan't she still likes to rub it in. Yesterday, we targeted bluegills in the slop on Lake Winnebago thinking post spawn. Well the water is cold and the gills moved into deeper water to make some beds. We had some drastic temperature change a few weeks back and the temps went from 96 to 56 in a three day period. This drove the fish out to more stable water.Small Leeches and a tiny ice jigs did the trick. By the end of the day my daughter was baiting her own hook and taking fish off. It was a great day on the water! We keep it very basic when bluegill fishing. Find the weed edge and a 13 foot cane pole will do the trick. Its just like fishing bass in the slop. Place your bait in weed pockets and hang on. Today my son had the last laugh with a trophy 10 inch bluegill but watching her catch a largemouth bass on a cane pole and 8 feet on line was a riot!
Posted by John McArdle at 7:28 AM