Saturday, June 25, 2011

Bass Swirls

This morning, I was playing to a bass that was making swirls at my fly. I have noticed this before but haven't really thought much of it. I did land the bass but I wondered why he swirled at the fly. Is he sucking and spitting really fast, is he slashing at it??

The bass swirled at my fly once. I then cast to another spot and landed a few bream. I cast back and he swirled at it twice before taking it. He did swirl at it each time I popped the fly. So, I guess it pays to play to the swirl.

One lesson from this to my readers, let your bass bug sit and take your time bringing it in. When I cast a popping bug, I usually wait about 3 to 5 seconds before tugging. It usually pays off by waiting.

Today's highlight, landing a 3 lbs. bass on a yellow Betts' Popper.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Coulda, Woulda, Shoulda.

Just got back from a long trip in Texas. I had the opportunity to fish on the Guadalupe River for bass . . . I even scoped out a few spots on the Comal River. Alas, I decided to spend time relaxing and hanging out with the family. I figured that by fishing, I would probably end up dwelling on it and spending the majority of my time trying to fit it in here and there.

The Guadalupe and Comal rivers are absolutely beautiful. It was nice to see bass flies at Gruene River Outfitters. I only bought a few spinners and an 8 wgt. at Bass Pro Shops but I will say that next time I end up in New Braunfels, I will be fishing. Heck, I even scouted a few places in Austin.

I am hoping to make it out to the stream in a day or so. All the flooding this year has really thrown me off my routine.