|Calm back waters - 39.5 degrees|
After not getting anything, we decided to keep moving. It took a few tries to find a wadable path to our next target area, but eventually we got there. This area was similar to the last in it's features. Unfortunately, the results were also similar. We did see a small wake, but I have no idea what it actually was. It could have been a gill, carp, etc...All I know is that it wasn't interested in what I to offer. By this time, the weather was getting nicer. The sun was starting to come out from the clouds and the temperature was getting nicer. Aside from not catching anything so far, it was a great morning and our hopes were still high.
|18" bass - winter fish kill casualty|
OK, not really. This was one of many fish Dan and I had found along the banks of this backwater pond that appear to have been victims of a winter fish kill. There were several large carp, bass, tons of bluegills, and some fish that looked to be white bass. My theory is that this happens here almost every year. I think that fish find there way into this shallow pond during floods and perish during the winter. From everything we could see, there weren't too many live plants for oxygen or enough depth to avoid a freeze.
|A road less traveled|