I picked up my grandson for some fishing on May 12. We got 2 tubs of red worms at our local bait shop on our way to the lake. When we arrived at 11:45 there was a shady spot for us to put out our lines. The strong breeze kept the temperature down to a pleasant level, but made watching our bobbers a challenge. My grandson landed his two Bluegills by at 11:50, before I had my line in the water. At 12:15 he snagged a 9 inch Black Crappie. I caught my first Bluegill at 12:30. After the first hour I had 2 bluegills; my grandson had 11 and 1 crappie.
Things slowed down a little after then. My grandson hooked in a 1.2 pound channel cat at 13:25. He said it hit the red worm as soon as it hit the water, and took him by surprise. 14:00 he caught his second Black Crappie. I started to finally catch some Bluegills; however my grandson was still hooking them as well.
We called it a day at 14:45 and compared totals for this trip. Once again he had the most fish and the biggest fish. He caught 25 Bluegills, 2 Black Crappies, and one channel cat. I only landed 12 Bluegills. It was a very nice time pleasant temperature, and some action for a change.
We did have a good time fishing together. A number of family events will be taking place the next few weeks. So it looks like we will get out on the river sometime in June.
Until next month,
Dayton Community News