I still had Les's toon boat from yesterdays trip. I woke him up at 6:30 and we kicked for Buffalo. The fishing was not as good today, the wind came up with the sun but we managed to catch a ton of greenies. I am not sure where the bass were today. Anyhow any day fishing is better than working.
Richard and I shanghied Les's drift boat and kicked for Buffalo lake. We both caught small bass and a ton of "greenies". The weather has cooled off some and the fishing is much more enjoyable. There were several boats on the lake but they were doing more fishing than catching I think. Richard did catch one nice bass but I did not get a picture of it... Sorry,,, next time. Here is one of the greenies showing his attitude.
No posts of radio here for a while so..... here is one. I checked into the 4SQRP net on 80 meters with my ATS 3B. I have made a few contacts the last few nights on 80. The little ATS makes 3 watts on 80 and seems to work fine. I have got good reports. The setup the last few nights has been ATS 3B ZM 2 tuner and 1/2 wave dipole at 50 ft..... Will stay camped around 3560 and up a little. de Paul N0NBD
It was foggy as can be this morning but Les and I went to Buffalo Lake to fish. On the way to the lake Les said " I think there is a big bass laying right off the launch ramp". On his first cast he hooked a bass... I should have known I was as good as skunked. I caught a bunch of greenies and a couple 12 inch bass but Les's 16 inch bass took the cake for today.
He was using his favorite summer fly, a small Betts Bug in white with black specs. The bass and bluegill just tear the water up getting to the BAD ASS BETTS BUG.....I think some qrp radio from the kitchen station is in order and a nap in the chair... Untill later, see U on the radio or at the lake de Paul N0NBD
I got called to the campus with a malfunctioning smoke alarm system last night. A storm had went through and the panel was showing a ground fault... It took three hours to find and fix so my fishing trip got started late this morning. Elsmore lake was rough with strong winds in the north so I fished along the SW rock bluff because it is a little protected. The lake was murky and the fish slow to bite. I caught a couple greenies and then the sun came out and promised to warm up quickly. So back home I went and will visit with my grandkids this afternoon de Paul N0NBD ar sk..
Les and I left the house a little after 6 to hit Elsmore. We fished along the south end along the rock walls and the drop offs. Les caught a nice Rockbass that was a real fight on 2 wt fly gear. I caught a couple small bass and a ton of "Greenies". It was a good fishing trip with plenty of action to keep things interesting.