Saturday, May 6, 2006
Fished at Rock Creek in afternoon. About 70 degrees with wind from South at 15-20 mph. Wind died down near
sundown. Caught 71 fish in about 3 hours. Found a motherlode of crappie with one at 9 inches. Caught several
Perch, Largemouth, Bluegill, Rock Bass, Trout, Red Ear, and Bluegill hybrids. Used small twister grub on a 1/32 oz.
jig head and a plastic lizard. Caught a couple nice Largemouth over 12 inches. Water clarity on North end about
6-8 foot and about 3 feet near middle of lake.
Fished at Rock Creek with youngest son CJ (4 year old). Beautiful day! We started about 8:30 AM and fished
until 3:00 PM. CJ and I reeled in 40 fish each most of them Red Ear and Bluegill along with Perch and Crappie.
I got a few Largemouth with one over 16 inches long and nice girth. The Spawn is ON! Wow! The crappie were
lined up like ducks in a row. We used 1/32 oz. jig heads with Yellow and Black curly tails. Also used Bass Flies
on a drop shot rig with much success for the largemouth. The water was as clear as it has been all year. We got
to see a very large bass chase small bluegill in the shallows. That was interesting. Also had a duck like bird
diving for fish just below the kayaks and many submerged turtles. There was a slight breeze from the south and temps
climbed to near 80. Very comfortable day but got a little sunburned.
|CJ with Crappie at Rock Creek
Monday, May 15, 2006
Went to Rock Creek with CJ again. Beautiful day! Northwind about 10-15 mph and 75 degrees. Water not
as clear today. We caught 75 fish in about 2 hours. CJ reeled in 21 of them. He just loves to fish.
It is fun to watch. We caught Crappie, Perch, Bluegill, Red Ear, Largemouth, and Hybrid Bluegill. Some of the
Red Ear were very big! We used small jigs and Bass Flies with a drop shot rig. The vegetation is really
growing and getting near surface. Lots of algae growing.
There are numerous spawning beds.
Wednesday, May 17, 2006
Took client to Rock Creek. Excellent weather. 80+ degrees and sunshine. Little or no breeze at times.
Water very clear. We fished a lot of the spawning beds around the lake. We caught 153 total fish. Mostly
Crappie, Perch, Red Ear, and Bluegill. Several Bass taken in the 12 to 16 inch range. We used 1/32 oz. jig heads
with curly twister tail and some topwater lures like Skitter Pop and Rapala's. Topwater action was excellent for bass.
Caught one Perch over 11 inches.
|Kayakjak with nice Largemouth
|Matt kayak fishing at Rock Creek
Tuesday, May 23, 2006
Traveled to Rock Creek with CJ in late afternoon. Wind from North about 10-15 mph. Temp around 90 degrees.
We caught 62 fish. Lots of Crappie in submerged trees. Also, many bluegill. Caught at least a dozen Largemouth
in 12-16 inch range with topwater popper lure. That was fun!! Wind died down at sunset and water was like glass.
Vegetation is getting pretty thick in places.
Thursday, May 25th, 2006
Fished at Rock Creek. Nice day with wind from South. Caught 45 total fish. Many Crappie, Red Ear, and
Largemouth Bass along with one trout and Rock Bass. Used small Mister Twister Jigs and Top Water Popper. Caught
several Largemouth over 12 inches including one at 16 inches. Spotted several large catfish in shallows and an extremely
large Bass in some submerged logs. Water is still very clear.
Saturday, May 27, 2006
Took a friend to Rock Creek today. We caught 175 fish today. A lot of Red Ear, Bluegill, Crappie, Largemouth
Bass, Rainbow Trout, Rock Bass, and 1 Nice Channel Cat. Two of the Red Ear were 8.5 inches long. The Cat was about
2 pounds and brought in on 4 lb. test with a 1/32 oz jig. Very windy from south and hot but well worth the fishing.
We used jigs with twister tails.
|Kayakjak with Channel Catfish
Sunday, May 28, 2006
Took reporter Rick to Rock Creek today. Weather was hot with gusty winds from South. Winds diminished
around 6:00 PM and we fished topwater for Largemouth Bass. We caught more than 50 fish with some nice Largemouth Bass
taken today. Several in 12-16 inch range. Also many Crappie, Perch, Bluegill, Red Ear, Rainbow Trout and Rock
Bass. Even caught two Largemouth on one lure. Pic coming soon!
|Double Bass Catch on One Lure!
|What a surprise!!
|Kayakjak with a nice Largemouth
|Rick using a Crappie Pole
Tuesday, May 30, 2006
Fished at local reuse pit outside of town. Caught 19 fish. 3 Largemouth at 15-16 inches and 3 nice Bluegill
one at 9" and two at 8". Several smaller bass as well. Used topwater popper and a new lure I am field testing.
Wednesday, May 31, 2006
Took clients Del and June from North Carolina to Rock Creek today. 80's and a bit humid. Slight breeze from
ENE. Caught several Bluegill and Red Ear. Also, a couple Crappie and a few Largemouth Bass. Largest Bass
was about 13". Also got a trout later. Hooked into some big fish and had the line break on one.
Del had a lot of fun with his first Kayak Fishing experience.