I had been meaning to test my canoe with a trolling motor in flat-water for some while. There's a small reservoir not far from my house. I took the boat over there and was pleasantly surprised. The landing has been dramatically improved since I've been there. The shoreline has been cleaned up of debris and overflowing dumpsters. It's now a beautiful little spot for nature watching, fishing, and paddling. It used to be not so pleasant. And it's just chock full of fish. In a couple hours we had a bunch of feisty 10" to 12" bass.
Anyway, it was nice to get out and get that pleasant surprise. I'll be going back - no question. I can't believe there's been this great little backyard fishery there for so long that I've not been using.
Oh, and the canoe handled like a dream in flatwater with a trolling motor. I'll be taking my family there. My eldest is interested in fly fishing. I can't think of a better place to take her to toss out a deer hair bug or a popper on a summer evening.
- Big D
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Posted by: old_user on Jun-06-11 5:36 PM (EST)
congrats! I am happy for you brother ;) hopefully it will be a sign for the rest of the season to come...
The lake has some big bass|
Posted by: Big_D on Jun-06-11 8:57 PM (EST)
Years ago, I used to catch quite a few catfish by some old submerged bridge pilings, and my largest bass to date (23" largemouth) came from this lake. It's got a lot of shallow water, some very good deep water, lots of fresh clear water feeding it, and now that it's been cleaned up (I wonder what Eagle Scout I have to thank for that), it's a beautiful and peaceful location.
Posted by: securis on Jun-06-11 7:46 PM (EST)
Posted by: Big_D on Jun-07-11 8:30 AM (EST)
Now I am just aching to get back to that lake at sunset with a fly rod and some deer hair bugs and poppers.
just do it D ......|
Posted by: pilotwingz on Jun-08-11 11:20 AM (EST)
Hoping for tonight.|
Posted by: Big_D on Jun-09-11 8:43 AM (EST)
But not expecting.