Saturday, August 6, 2011

Been too hot to fish

Here in Old Kentucky, it's been too hot to do much fishing these past few weeks.  With water temperatures in the upper 80's the lakes and streams are more like warm baths than cool and refreshing.  My friend, Paul in Oregon says I'm catching pre-cooked fish.  I think he may be right.

Last night, it was just a bit cooler with the daytime high only "nearing" 90 instead of being well beyond the mid 90's so I decided to put the SS Pond Scum (my pontoon boat) on top of the van and head to a local lake.

I took both a spinning rod and a fly rod.  The fish I caught were both on the spinning rod trolling plastic worms in 25-30 feet of water.  As evening neared, I put a popper on the fly rod but only had a few half hearted strikes.  It was windy and that may have had something to do with the lack of success.

Here are a couple photos of the fish I caught last night.





These are some random fish I've caught this summer, as you can see, the pickings have been pretty slim.  Read more after the break: