Monday, April 25, 2011

Sand country weekend.

This past weekend, me and the family went north to visit my in laws,They're up in the Wausaw, WI. area.This gives my father in law and I the chance for some Trout fishing in the streams of Central Wisconsin.We started off fishing some somewhat well known irrigation ditches with no luck.We decided to try Lawrence creek at the suggestion of an acquaintance of mine who said there was good fishing there. We arrived almost mid morning to a small sandy bottomed stream with a lot of Brookies. I'm still cutting my teeth on these sandy streams and still find them a tough nut to crack.After slogging through some wet marshland we got to some nice sections the stream, I was able to hook one in a small pool that quickly shook loose from the leech pattern it ate. A short time later I was able to land one small Brookie,beautifully colored on a black and Grizzly Wooley Worm. My father in law Jim,after getting stuck in the Marsh landed a very pretty Brookie that was lured out from a deep undercut bank.

The Following Day we went to investigate the Tomorrow River around the town of Amherst. We found a nice stretch of river with abundant insect life but no fish.I did see one small-ish something dart under some rocks.The Tomorrow is a beautiful place to fish and I look forward to future visits to this stream.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

New Bass flies.

Had some time to tie up a couple ideas I had for some small clear tubing.I got it at work, I know I couldd do something with it but did'nt know what, I figured out what to do with it.Check out these bugs.They should work pretty good for Large and Smallmouths!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

New flies,no fish.

I finally got out this weekend,up to Paradise Springs it turned out to be a beautiful day but no fish at all. Got up there at 7:00 am, lots of Midges coming off but not a lot of fish taking them off the surface.I started with the usual tactics,midges and leeches.I usually do good with those but no luck yet, tied on a number of midges with different leader configurations all with no results.Tapered my leader back to fish leeches,damsels,dragons and streamers with no luck also.After three hours of beating myself to death it was time to pack it in and head home. Better luck next time.

I've been tying a lot of flies as of late with Spring coming in. I've tied up some Bass bugs, nymphs and streamers. Worked out a cool-ish Pheasant Tail nymph with a bright bead head and an epoxy back with fine glitter it the mix.Also a couple Bass "jigs" and a bunch of Pink Squirrels for my Wisconsin trouting in May.