last year with normal water in the ponds i had a blast from the bank catching fish primarily on frogs. this year most of the places i was catching fish from last year is dry, no frickin water. only good thing is i can see the structure the bass hold on when it is normal pool and marked all these places down on maps so when they are covered back up with water hopefully, i will have more places to target.
right now there are no fish shallow because there is no shallow water. the fish have pulled back to deeper holes and probably feed at night when i can’t fish.
i have been trying out new techiques and rods and reels so it’s not a total loss. every angler i talked to yeasterday, and there were not many fishing, was complaining about the low water. one back bay in the biggest pond i fish, is so shallow now that you can’t even get a boat back there. i was shocked when i saw it yesterday. it usually has several boats back there but it was vacant. mormally it is 4 to 12 feet deep and it had inches of water in it except the deeper holes i can’t get to from the bank. if i was allowed i would of waded it.
when you are talking ponds of 15 acres or less, 5 feet low on water is huge and it is a good 5 feet low. i stand and cast now from places i was catching fish from last year. hardly anyone fishing because no one is catching any fish, even bank sitters using live bait are not catching anything.
Where i fish is just tough right now. i’m trying to keep my attitude good and work on techniques. fished for 5.5 hours yesterday and never had a bite and i threw just about everything i had in my backpack, frogs, spinnerbaits, spoons, buzzbaits, several different types of jigs, weightless stick baits and got nothing. i don’t even see any cruisers. and i fished in 3 different ponds yesterday.
like everyone else we need rain bad, 2 or 3 days of nice steady rain, no rain and high skies and hot muggy weather and no wind is not optimum conditions but i’m feeling good and getting a nice tan and still having fun just fishing and sweating.
I got errands to run today which is good, supposed to be 90 with bluebird skies and no wind today but tomorrow i am going out with just a frog and a worm and i am going to lighten my backack. it got a little heavy after about 5 hours. i keep it on at all times to give me more exercise as i am fishing and walking.