My agenda for the day was to scout for some Carp in the waters an hour and half from my house. As I parked in the new and very nice Glen Rose Park, I was excited with my five weight in hand to see if I could chase some "freshwater bonefish". As I eased to the water what I found was an aquarium of shallow water Perch and Bass. The Bass were picky but the Perch and Pumkinseeds proceeded to hammer the Miss Prissy. Over and over again. Alot of fun, unless you are holding a five weight expecting a fight with a Carp, but tugs nonetheless. I did have get a couple of small bass to cooperate like the one below.
I eased down the road to find some shade because it was down right hot. About 82-85 degrees and no wind, I was looking to keep the temps feeling springlike. Headed to a piece of secret water, got a couple more perch to hand and found a hole I had not discovered before. This moss hideout held no less than six 2-3 lb Bass. Been a while since I have been this frustrated as time and time again one of those picky Bass would swim up the the bug, look it in the eye, and never eat.
What a nice afternoon to spend some time on a pretty river. The big Bass did not cooperate and I failed in my mission to find some carp water, but I really enjoyed the time getting a little warmwater fishing in.
The hot day finally cooled as I eased home with Coors Banquet.
Thanks Mr and Mrs Perch.
You made the day a blast.
Good Fishing Everyone and Cheers,