Met my best friend @ 2:00 yesterday afternoon for a PM paddle. We launched on Lagoon #2. He frogged while I started out with a buzzbait.
LOTS of duckweed, almost no cottonwood fluff. Light, variable winds, bluebird sky with just a few clouds.
After 2 hours of no action I tied on a green, 1/4 oz jig with a 4" white twister & a safetypin spinner. Caught a chunky 12 incher away from the west shore. Kept throwing the jig until it started getting late. Then I switched back to a buzzbait.
Watched a reheaded woodpecker work over a stump in the woods. Swarms of geese slurped up duckweed. Might be the only time I've wished for more geese. A heron croaked his critique of our ancestry as he few by and a big flock of cedar waxwings searched the trees for bugs.
My buddy switched to a buzzbait & landed a small bass. I had 2 more hits but whiffed on them.
I have completely fallen in love with my new Daiwa Tatula rod. It is the perfect match for my Daiwa Regal reel. Great balance & really light.
Another typical summer day at the goons - spectacular weather, marginal fishing.
Keep calm and fish on...
There's a fine line between fishing and just sitting there looking stupid