After a fun filled Monday consisting of lawn mowing, errand running and several other less than desirable tasks , I needed a break from yard work and chores. A quick glance at the to-do list reinstated the fact that none of this shit is life or death important, it'll all wait until tomorrow (or next week!) so I grabbed a couple of rods and a few boxes of flies and Joe and I took off to see what fun we could find.
My first thought was carp on the shallow warming flats of one of my favorite reservoirs... I saw 2 fish and didn't get a cast off to either one of them before they spooked. I was still batting o for 2 and stalking the shore when the wind came up and made sight fishing damn near impossible.
The water was still chilly after the weekend cold front moved through with highs in the upper 40s and I wasn't really in the mood for anything too serious so I decided to hit a couple farm ponds on the premise that they might be a little warmer and therefore have some fish in a more active mood.
Not a bad choice , I didn't slay the fish or anything but I ended up catching a half dozen crappie...several bass...and more bluegill / sunfish than I could count. A couple of the sunfish had the most brilliant orange fins I think I've ever seen on a fish , nice hand sized fish that were real scrappers. A good number of the smaller panfish came on a black popper but the bass and the bigger gills all fell to an olive WB fished slowly around structure.
The warm Spring sun was shining , my best friend was at my side and the fish were hungry...not a bad way to spend a lazy Tuesday afternoon.