Tuesday, May 10, 2011

I Was Sealed In A River Bend

I visited Lake Murchison around noon on Saturday. I used the jonboat to visit some areas of structure I identified on a previous trip, and allowed the wind to drift me about a half mile down the western shore. I was mainly using my 8 wt with a #4 white boogle bug popper, with a small size 8 bendback minnow as the dropper.

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One of the bigger bass of the day

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As before the alligators were out in force...
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obviously not a fan of the Boogle Bug

As the afternoon wore on I switched to my 6wt with a full sinking line and visited a few humps and areas of submurged timber. The black crappie were all holding about 11 feet down, a few feet above them I got into some nice blue gills.
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I used various small wooly buggers, white, brown and chartreuse being the most effective...
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Biggest Bluegill of the day

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New breathable Tailwaters hat (thanks Travis!) and new digital camo Buff...also a nice crappie
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After letting the fly sink for about 30 seconds and slowly raising the rod, I hooked up with a few nice red ears in the deeper part of the lake...

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  1. Great pics!!! Nice bass and that is quite the bluegill...geez!(And, it's probably a good thing alligators aren't Boogle Bug fans, eh?!)

  2. nice man....looks like a great day...I'm not so sure about the alligators though..I'm glad they don't live in NY

  3. Nice job! I told you they'd be deeper on the humps!

  4. Looks like you picked the day to be out on the water. Nice fish on a sunny day, they were just asking to be caught!

  5. The Boggle Bug has got to be THE popper when it comes to fishing on top nobody makes a popper with that kind of quality---really like the pics on all the fish you landed. Great job

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  7. Looks like a great day! Those are some quality fish!

  8. Awesome looking fish!

    Those gators can be exciting, especially when they start to follow your popper :)