The best part was, the fish were on the bite today! Right off the bat, I caught a bunch of of fish out of the same hole. Within 10 steps of each other, I must have caught over a dozen fish – mostly red eye rock bass.
I switched between my go-to “Red Butt Skunk” fly and a black woolly bugger. There was a slight drizzle, overcast skies, and extreme humidity, and the fish kept eating away. So, I’m not sure what type of fly even mattered.
I started to move upstream, aiming to end up where I typically catch a bunch of fish. As I came around the first bend, there were fish rising all over the place. I decided to switch over to a dry fly, a Griffth’s Gnat, and caught a bunch of creek chubs. They may not be trout, but it was still fun.
The hole that I typically catch a bunch of fish from was empty. Today was almost like a day of opposites as far as technique and location on the water, but I caught fish after fish all over the place.
I worked my way down to location where there is a feeder spring. I heard a loud splash near a drowned log,and switched over to a green popper. I ended up with the biggest fish of the day, a big pan fish.
I didn’t catch any big fish, like smallmouth or largemouth bass, so it was more of a quantity instead of quality type of day. I must have caught a dozen rock bass, a dozen sun fish, and a dozen creek chubs. This was a great way to finish off my staycation over the last few days.