Lakes Too High? Try A Pond!May 31st, 2011 at 4:11 pm by Tom Harmeson under Uncategorized
After what appears to be the latest bout of rain in the Indiana monsoon season over Memorial Day weekend, Monday looked to be a washout when it came to taking my stepson fishing.
We wanted to go out in the boat, but after another 3 inches of rain we figured most of our lakes within a two to three hour drive would be muddy, high, and filled with boat slamming debris.
Instead we took up an earlier offer from a friend for some pond fishing in a nearby county.
My stepson Brett and his friend Parker had a good time despite the hot day, and we had a chance to catch and release some really nice bluegills and bass.
Of course, as the above picture shows, it didn’t matter if we caught a fish or not. Just like old buddies hanging out and wetting a line, these two boys were shooting the bull like pros.
Speaking of bulls – the bluegills were impressive, as every one we caught was a hand-sized platter that put up a fight all the way to the bank. The bass we caught were very healthy and active, which is an indicator as to why this relatively small pond yielded such large bluegill.
All were released to munch a worm, jig, cricket, or beemoth and fight another day.
See you out and about.