Sunday, October 2, 2011
Fall Bounty...Farm Pond Panfish
An injury to one of the family members , my wife's horse , had me out at the barn a couple of mornings and evenings this last week to clean and bandage the wound. Just so happens that one of my favorite little ponds is not far down the road so I made lemonade out of lemons and spent a few hours fishing a couple of the times I was out for doctor duty. The home waters are cooling off quickly and the fish seem to be responding by eating just about anything that you put in front of them. It wasn't a bad way to kill a little time on a few beautiful fall days.
The bass were all small , but still fun on a 4 weight , and the gills and crappie were little porkers that'd obviously been on the feed bag for awhile. These were some of the nicest crappie I've ever caught anywhere , they don't look nearly as big in the pictures as they did in my hand but they were some real slabs.
Just enjoying this beautiful fall weather before the cold winds of winter usher in the next season , which around my part of the country brings with it waters that are more conducive to ice skating than fishing.
Posted by HighPlainsFlyFisher