July 31, 2013

Catching Bait and Breaking Windows

We've been hitting the Jordan hard lately, and my bait supply can attest to that. I realized I was completely out of white bass for bait, so I headed out today for a few hours to see if I could restock. I first went and checked a spot I received in tel on, and although the new spot looked promising, it didn't produce any fish. I'll have to give this place another chance when I have more time. On the way back to my truck there was a retainer pond that I could see fish swimming around in. One cast later, and I had the first fish of the day landed. It turned out to be a little green sunfish.
I only had a little time left, so I headed to my go-to white bass hole to see if I could coax any of them to bite. It took me about 10 minutes to locate the school, and once I did, it was fast fishing. They took a liking to a beaded yellow woolly bugger today. I also caught several with a size 1 silver Mepps spinner on my ultra light spinning rod. I landed 29 and kept 23. It's good to have bait again!
I finished filleting the fish about the time my wife got home from work. I recently bought her a closed face reel setup in the hopes I could get her to come fishing with me more. I started showing her how to cast, and things seemed to be going well. I handed her the rod, and she made her first cast... right into the window! Yes, in broke. The funny part of this is that she was casting south, and the window was directly to her right. I can't, for the life of me, see how she pulled off that cast. I guess I need to do better job at teaching casting lessons, and start looking for a good window company.
A green sunfish seemed to love the brown leech I used.

My bait supply us full again! they ranged six to nine inches long.

Casting teacher fail! We needed new windows anyway...


  1. Doh! Broken window. That's okay. I'm sure she'll get the hang of it soon enough and start outfishing you in no time. That's just the way things work... :)

  2. I would love nothing more than to see that happen.