It wont be long before we are all longing for the warm weather and days with more light. Even on the north coast of Ohio where the colder weather months reward us with Steelhead fishing and excellent ice fishing opportunities, I still find myself wanting to hold on to every day of ‘T-shirt weather’. I’ve done an excellent job getting out fishing lately, but only one notable fish worthy of sharing.
Certain water I fish has an abundance of Bluegill and Pumpkinseed, so much so that it is hard to catch anything else. If you are persistent and patient, at times you can be rewarded with some nice fish. This was the case recently when a solid Largemouth Bass showed the panfish who was boss, and beat everyone else to the fly. Maybe one day I will get good enough to figure out some flies the panfish ignore and only trigger the bass, but for now I enjoy the work of catching everything and the excitement when a fish like this is landed. My 4 year old son has been joining me and catching plenty of bass on bait, so the bass truly are still very active. I hope it stays this way for awhile!
Anyone who fishes regularly knows what you expect to catch and what decides to bite can be surprising. This recently proved true for me when a bullhead decided to take my fly. For whatever reason, even when bottom fishing with bait, I just don’t encounter bullhead often so it was cool to see something different.