Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Weston Reservoir 5/14/2009

Well I enjoyed myself so much the last couple of times at Weston, that I just had to head back. I wanted to try out a new bass fly I made up, and I was excited to catch a bass the very first cast on it. Unfortunately things slowed down for a bit. I picked up a few more on a 3" watermelon seed grub. Things just weren't as fast as I had hoped for. I rummaged through my gear and uncovered a bag of 4" skirted double tail grubs. I was apprehensive seeing as they're quite large, but I tied one on anyhow. I cast it out and let it sink to the bottom. Fish on. I slowly crawled it along the bottom and started nailing fish. I hooked into the best bass I've taken yet at Weston, 17". I was running out of time before work, so I headed back to the other shore. I caught my first dink of the day. I was about to leave when I found a bass at the end of my line. I didn't realize that he was even on there, and he unfortunately tried to swallow the thing. I guess they like anise. I cut the line and wished him well. I got 19 bass, 14 on the one grub before it was devoured. I have a new favorite.

Total fish for the trip: 19
Total fish for the year: 100

Weston Reservoir 5/7/2009

I paddled over to my favorite new spot and quickly caught a nice bass on a Purple Weston fly. I caught one more and then it got quiet. I decided to try a drop shot with some Gulp! minnows on my spinning rod. The wind was really starting to blow and it was hard to sense strikes. I caught a few more, but got fed up with being blown around so much. I beached my tube and fished from shore for a bit. Things were pretty miserable with blowing rain. Things let up eventually, but I was losing time. I paddled back across the lake and decided to try a ring worm on a jig head. I took a few more, and then took a few more on a caterpillar grub. I ended up with 11 bass between 12 and 15". I was rushing to get to work and forgot that my mug (nearly full of delicious Mt. Dew) was on the top of my car. Amazingly it made it a mile at 55 mph before it flew off on a curve. I flipped a u turn and found it, only slightly damaged. It's sitting next to me now as I type this.

Total fish for the trip: 11
Total fish for the year: 81

Cutler Reservoir 5/2/2009

My parents came to visit, and John really wanted to fish. Unfortunately it poured rain all day. We had a little window in the weather and ran down to Cutler. We each caught a bullhead, and then another storm blew in.

Total fish for the trip: 1
Total fish for the year: 70