With Labor Day weekend right around the corner I decided to take a few extra days off and make it an extended weekend. That’s right five days off in a row. Might not be much to some of you but for me its a rare thing.
Over the next five days my goal is to fish everyday.
Today I spend the later half of the morning fishing the outlet of Milford lake. I was hoping to find some carp to make some use of the flies that I won in the Carp Week giveaway from TLTFF
I didn’t find any carp but the sunfish still liked the fly I was using.
As I was fishing I walked up on a big snapping turtle. He hung out beside me for awhile and then swam away.
The biggest action of the day was when these came swimming along.
Naturally I had to cast to them. I had switch flies to one of my EP fiber baitfish. The fibers get tangled in the teeth. I laid out a nice cast and one of them followed the fly almost to my feet but never ate it. I waited a few minutes it circled back around this time I cast almost perfect. With in a few strips of the fly it snapped onto my fly and the fight was on. It turned and headed for the deep water, shook its head a few times and sliced clean through my leader.
I tied on a 20lb leader and new fly to try again. I had a few more follows but no more takes.
Tomorrow I am heading for the Ozarks in Missouri to catch some trout. Hopefully I will have internet to update.