BEREA, OH – I returned to Wallace Lake a few days after the fishing derby, solo this time with the kayak. A bit of mixed emotion with the day’s success after the poor showing with the kids. I would have gladly traded these catches for just a single fish for each of them to reel in. That’s how fishing goes though and I certainly wont say that just because I didn’t catch any with them, that I hoped I wouldn’t catch any without them! Just a little fisherman’s honesty there!
The fishing started fast as I caught a Largemouth Bass on one of my first few casts. I had also used a second rod to still fish (and slightly drift) which yielded a very nice 22″ catfish. After those two catches I decided to focus on the trout as that was my main target of the day. While I did have to work for them, I did get a limit.
After catching the 3 fish limit of trout (only 1 was kept that wasn’t fit for release), I played around in the shallower areas sight fishing. I got a few bumps and follows but nothing else was caught except a single Bluegill. The day had grown exceptionally hot, and I was pleased with catching four species and accomplishing the trout limit goal. Being more than content, I called it a day.