Saturday, July 5, 2008
I went out again today with my pontoon. I still do not have that down real good. I need an anchor. The wind really blew me around today.
I went out on this small lake called Kress Lake. It was fun, but I do not know how to fish a lake like this. I went all around the shore and fish with my Trout Magnet and caught bluegill and pumpkinseed. The lake is stocked with trout and some steelhead, but I had no luck with them.
The pumpkinseed adds one more to my summer goal of ten species. Now I am up to four...six more to go!
Thursday, July 3, 2008
The roughfish.com specie contest is over for 2008. I considered filling this entry with my whiny excuses, but it comes down to me not making enough time to fish this month.
The fellow that won, Dr. Flathead, had 42 different species in 30 days...wow!
I was feeling pretty pathetic when he wrote this to me, "One species at a time man! It just flat out takes time and patience to catch some fish. I've sat on the end of a fallen tree for hours trying to float hooks into algae sifting buffalo's mouths many times. But its very rewarding once it finally happens....Good luck with your catches." What an encouragement!
I did get five species (actually only four since the bullhead is a sculpin and does not count as a fish, but is a minnow), my goal was ten and I failed in that, but I will not give up. I have decided that I will make the ten species a goal for the summer for me.
That is my challenge...TEN by September 30!