Searching for Super Size Gills Using Tiny Poppers

My son Jason and I spent Friday afternoon fishing size 14 mini poppers on Walker County Lake. That was the norm all afternoon fishing tiny poppers in super clear water landing some nice size gills. I get to count only one but the rest were worthy of keeping for table fare.

Even the Red Eye Bass were into the tiny poppers. I really enjoy landing these fish on a 3 weight. They never stop with the acrobatic stunts
Good size for the fillet knife; Jason’s 3 weight got quite a workout for the afternoon landing numbers in this size. He will be leaving Sunday morning flying back to Sacramento

for work Monday. Tomorrow will be his trip to the Sipsey. He won’t make it back to Jasper again until Christmas. What a joy it is for me to get to fish with one of our children when they are home; brings back so many fond memories.

 
The little chartruse popper was perfect in the clear water, because of its delicate landing on the water surface. We tried larger poppers, but they would scare the fish as soon as they landed on the surface. The fishing pressure on this lake is heavy, making the fish extremely weary.

Spring is here for sure as this pine tree can attest to!!!

Guys believe it or not but there is an Eagle in that mass of pine needles; we tried to get closer but as we did it when airborne.
What a thrill to see our first Eagle on Walker County Lake; a great way to end a successful bluegill outing.
Oh, forgot to mention I am now 49 away from the quest.

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




My son Jason and I spent Friday afternoon fishing size 14 mini poppers on Walker County Lake. That was the norm all afternoon fishing tiny poppers in super clear water landing some nice size gills. I get to count only one but the rest were worthy of keeping for table fare.
Even the Red Eye Bass were into the tiny poppers. I really enjoy landing these fish on a 3 weight. They never stop with the acrobatic stunts
Good size for the fillet knife; Jason’s 3 weight got quite a workout for the afternoon landing numbers in this size. He will be leaving Sunday morning flying back to Sacramento
for work Monday. Tomorrow will be his trip to the Sipsey. He won’t make it back to Jasper again until Christmas. What a joy it is for me to get to fish with one of our children when they are home; brings back so many fond memories.
 
The little chartruse popper was perfect in the clear water, because of its delicate landing on the water surface. We tried larger poppers, but they would scare the fish as soon as they landed on the surface. The fishing pressure on this lake is heavy, making the fish extremely weary.
Spring is here for sure as this pine tree can attest to!!!
Guys believe it or not but there is an Eagle in that mass of pine needles; we tried to get closer but as we did it when airborne.
What a thrill to see our first Eagle on Walker County Lake; a great way to end a successful bluegill outing.
Oh, forgot to mention I am now 49 away from the quest.