I caught a couple more dink smallies and a green sunfish on the jerkbait. I reached a point, and just then the wind kicked up. I worked my way up the bank, with more of the same. I hooked something large on a Lucky Craft LV100, but it pulled loose before I got a look at it. I snagged the crank on some discarded line in the water. All the racket I made trying to shake it loose attracted a nice sized trout of around 18". It had a look and then turned tail. I had never seen a trout there before, so that was a surprise. I decided to try a medium diving crank in a crayfish pattern. I cast it parallel to shore, and a decent fish smacked it off the surface before I even started the retrieve.
I continued on, and in a promising looking area, I decided to try my fly rod. I had it rigged up with a perch colored wiggle minnow. I had never fished this pattern before, but I was impressed with its wiggling, rolling action as I twitched it across the surface. Apparently the bass were too.
I had a flurry of action with fish crushing the fly. Some of them even went aerial on the strike. After ten or fifteen minutes of non stop action, it ended. I continued on, picking up fish here and there. I reached a submerged point that is usually really good when the wind blows, but apparently the fish didn't get the memo that day. I picked up one small bass on the lipless crank, and that was it. While I was in the shallows, I did notice an encouraging site.
There were thousands of smallmouth fry all over the area. Oddly enough, no angry dads were in the area. Just past the point I had a few more hits on the wiggle minnow. I tried a Yo Zuri Swisher on one of my spinning rods, and the fish liked it for a bit.
It was time to head back. I had a couple of good blowups on the Swisher, and a couple of smallbass and a sunfish took it as I worked my way back to the car. I stopped by the river on the way down the canyon. The water was high, murky and mossy, but I managed another bass or two on a pearl swimbait. I was quite disgusted by the trash strewn about, and the flattened foot long trout with a boot imprint across it. This place seems to attract the white trash for some reason. I think I'll take a break from it for a bit.
Total for trip: 31 smallmouth. 2 green sunfish
Total for year: 714 fish