I know, I know - not a very good lead-in to a joke but what the hell.
We met yesterday afternoon at Blackwell to give it a go for some trout. Badger had an outstanding outing there last Saturday. But things change - especially with put & take fishing.
We fished until just before sunset. Some other guys around us caught a few trout - some pretty nice ones - but most of them were using live bait. Badger & I stuck with spinners & spoons. I even tried a small Rapala jointed crankbait for a while. Badger caught 3 bass and I avoided a skunk by landing a dink crappie followed up by a dink bass - both on a Panther-Martin.
No trout but a hell of a great time.