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Fishing Reports for April 2006

April 2006

Saturday, April 1, 2006
Fished at Rock Creek.  Beautiful day.  It was around 70 degrees with slight breeze from south to glassy water by 4:30 PM.   Caught 21 Largemouth Bass, 2 Rock Bass, 2 Rainbow Trout, and a near State Record Longnose Sucker about 16" long.  The State Record is 18".    The Bass were caught mostly with a Rapala X-Rap and Spinner Baits.  Same with the Rock Bass and Trout using a Yellow Jig spinner bait and Colorado blade.  Three of the Bass were 14" and very healthy.  Most of the Bass were in the 11-12 inch range.  Saw quite a bit of wildlife, muskrats, Turtles, etc.  There were two turtles that had a bluegill and were eating it.  That was pretty cool to watch.  The water was about 4-5 clarity.  Overcast day most of the day. 

CJ with his "Tiger Fish"

Sunday, April 2, 2006
Fished in afternoon after church and dinner.  Took a friend along.  Wind out of NW at 55 -60 mph.  A bit breezy!  Very limited fishing action.  Caught 2 Rock Bass using a yellow spinner bait.  We spent most of our time getting into a good spot so we didn't end up on the south end of the lake.  Typical March/April weather. 

Sunday, April 9, 2006
Caught 4 Largemouth Bass, 2 Rock Bass (one 9"), 2 Rainbow Trout, and 1 Perch with CJ my youngest.  Beautiful day, about 80 degrees or more.  Water clearest this year.  Lots of fish below us.  Very tough bite today.  Used Lizard, Lytle's Secret Lurt, Rapala, and Spinner Baits. One bass measured 15 inches.
Monday, April 10, 2006
Beautiful day.  High 70's with south wind developed in midafternoon to calm conditions by 5:30 PM.  Caught 9 Largemouth Bass mostly in 12-13 inch range. 3 Rock Bass, 2 Rainbow, and 1 almost State Record Creek Chub that was 11 5/8 inches and .55 of a pound (8.8 ounces).  Used lizard, spinner bait, and shad flies. 

Friday, April 14, 2006
Beautiful day.  Slight breeze from South.  Middle 80's, Sunny with thin high clouds.  Fish very active today.  Caught 86 fish in about 3 hours.  All released.
Caught numerous  Crappie, Bluegill, Red Ear, Rock Bass, Perch, small Largemouth, and Trout.  About 35 Crappie.  Most caught on a 1/64 oz. Black Jig Head with plastic minnow attached.  The minnow was about 3/4 inch long.   Caught 1  13"  Largemouth with a Chug Bug.  There were numerous Rock Bass caught by other anglers as well.  I witnessed three Master Angler Rock Bass today (10 inches or longer).   The Crappie were about 5-6 inches in length.  One trout was 16" and very hefty. 

Saturday, April 15, 2006
Fished Rock Creek in morning.  Very nice morning, wind from south at about 9:00 am.  Switched to North at 11:30 am at 35-45 MPH.  Fishing was very good before that.  Left at 11:50 am.   Caught 100 fish and all released today.  Mostly Crappie around 75 of them.  Caught 4 Rainbow, 5 Perch, 6 Largemouth, and 10 Bluegill/Red Ear.   Most of fish smaller size.  Crappie around 5-6 inches.  Used a couple very small jigs.  Black Head about 1/64 oz.  My daughter paddled around with me.  Found a Rainbow trout attached to a bobber and released it.  Very strange.  

Kayakjak catching a Bluegill at Rock Creek

Sunday, April 16, 2006
Fished at Swanson.  Wind from SW.  Not much action most of the afternoon.  Some wipers taken from Island on Bucktail jigs.  14-24 inches. 

Monday, April 17, 2006
Took our Pastor Wilson and Christian my 10 year old to Rock Creek.  Strong Southwind at 25 mph+.    Caught lots of fish.  Pastor caught at least 30-40 fish.  Christian and I caught 62.   Mostly Bluegill, Perch, and Crappie.  Used small jigs.  Some small bass and one Rock Bass.  Sunny and about 85 degrees today but cooled down fast when sun went down.  Big Largemouth are hard to find right now. 

Pastor Wilson lands a Perch

Friday, April 21, 2006
Met two clients at Rock Creek for an hour of fishing just before dark.  We caught quite a few Bluegill, Red Ear, Perch, and Largemouth Bass.  The largest Bass was 15" with a big girth!  We used topwater chug bug type lures, X-Rap, and small jigs with curly tails.  Yellow was  a good color this evening.  We caught more than 25 fish in just a little over an hour.  Weather was very nice today with temp at 78 degrees and slight breeze to calm conditions around sundown. 
Saturday, April 22, 2006
Camped from the night before and took same two clients out for a morning of fishing at Rock Creek.  We caught more than 150 fish in a about 3 hours.  Mostly small crappie and Perch.  One perch was 11".  We caught the crappie around underwater logs and submerged trees.  We also caught a couple nice Largemouth bass on topwater and spinnerbaits.  We used small jigs for Bluegill, Red Ear, Rock Bass, and Crappie along with a few small Largemouth Bass. The weather was beautiful a slight southeasterly breeze and temps in the 60-70 degree range in the morning. 

Jared with nice Largemouth

Mitchell with another fish! Good Job!

Saturday, April 29, 2006
Fished at Rock Creek in PM.  Very windy 35 mph until sun went down.  Caught 44 fish.  Mostly Bluegill and Perch.  Caught 3 nice Largemouth Bass and 2 nice trout.  One of the Bass was 14".  Used Jigs with twister tail and plastic lizard.
Temp about 75 degrees. 
Sunday, April 30, 2006
Fished at Rock Creek with 2 clients.  They caught numerous Perch, Bluegill, Red Ear, Bluegill Hybrid, and many small Largemouth.  We caught two perch about 11" long and a couple nice trouth.  One of them also caught a nice Creek Chub measuring 11 5/8 inches in length near a state record.  We used 1/32 oz jigs with twister tails, Plastic Lizard, Steve's Secret Lure, and Chug Bug.  Not much Bass or Crappie action today.  Found many fish headed for the shallows.  Very nice day about 70 degrees with NW wind at times 15-20 mph.  Caught more than 150 fish total for day. 

Dan and Dave ready to launch.

Dave with near record Creek Chub!

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