My Son Aiden!!!!!
So my weekends start on Friday's, (i work 4-10 hour Days!!) witch me a Very nice 3 day weekend every week!!! Here in Upstate NY, the weather was looking great, so With Ice fishing gear packed away I spent Thursday night getting my Fly boxes organized and cleaned my Rods and Reels,
Friday i set out to a Local Reservoir hoping ice would be gone. Witch it was Thank God, up at my Local Reservoir there are 3 ponds, 2 of them have a Mix of
your normal warm water Fish, and the Other pond is a Stock Trout Pond with Brown's and Rainbow's and a Hybrid Trout that our Local College breeds a Tiger Trout,
This is my first ever Tiger trout and i will tell u what a Fight, this trout was from a couple months ago,
So as i got my gear all set up and rigged i set out to the warm water ponds with not a bite, the fish are still deep from the cold water, so off to the Trout Pond i go A friend of mine was with me, and my son was also, and i Cast and Cast and Change fly after fly i had one bit but to hook up, so i called it a day, but i did get in some great casting practice witch was well needed,
I went out Back to my Local Reservoir with my Sisters BF/ co-worker, He is a Newbie to fishing and wants me to teach him to fly fish, so i sometime i will, so he had is spinning gear and i had the Fly rod, we fished hard Moving/Changing Flies. Nothing not even a Bite, so i again walk up to the Trout pond, i ties on a Size 6 Bead head Olive Bugger i tied a while ago, and i Swing and let it sink and wait a bit and the start the strip in and on my 4th tug of the Line, it goes tight, FISH ON!! i play for a Minute or so and Get it to the Shore and Flip it to the Grass, a nice Size 14in Brown with very nice color
That was it for the Day but i was happy with one fish, So to home i went for Corn Beef and Beer!!!
We get back from a Birthday party my wife and kids went to, and my Son was Running on a sugar high, my wife wanted some quiet time, so i suggested ill take Aiden fishing, she Agreed, Boy Do i love her!!! So i grab my gear and we head out to a little back wood pond Filled with Monster Blue Gills i figured it getting towards Dusk maybe they would be hitting bugs on Top, Now i have been going here for a couple years and Ive seen and caught some of my biggest Blue Gills out of here, so I i tie on a Hard body Popper, i get so nips and i miss a few, so i tie on a Small Dry flie and Boom two hook ups 2 nice Fish, i love the Fight they put up, Then the Bugs got so bad and started to Bite Aiden and i So i said lets go,
Little Bend in Rod on a Bluegill
My Go to Gear
So all in all it was a good weekend, Good fishing and good friends, and Beer!!!! Till the Next time