Woke up this morning a little late, but we were on the lake by 8:30 or so. It wasn’t hot, but it was humid! Today was a strange day of fishing because I saw hundreds of fish, but they were not interested in biting our hooks. I can’t really say I blame them. The picture above is where I sat for awhile and fished. It was overcast and actually rained on us some during the drive to the lake. I literally watched fish jump all over the lake feeding on the bugs on top of the water. It was very cool to see, but frustrating that we didn’t catch much.
I did finally reel in this small sand bass. I yelled for Nate as soon as he hit my hook and we had him out of the water for just a moment while I snapped a picture. We then released him and watched him swim away. In my mind, he went back to all of his fish friends and told them not to bite any of the yellow bugs thus ruining our big catch. Others without such a wild imagination might figure he continued eating bugs and sunning himself in shallow waters like sand bass are known to do.
Here’s the whistle blower!
At around 11:00 a.m. we gave up and had a sandwich — leftovers from last night. I had to remove all the peppers because they were too hot. I am posting the recipe for this next. This was really the catch of the day!