As usual the forecast called for mid 60's but when I got up this morning, the cloud layer was thick and I knew it would take until noon or later to break which means the temps would make it no where near 67 which was the forecasted high. Fished for 4 hours and it was cold, the water was cold which means you really need to hit your spots and just keep casting and casting and covering water. With conventional gear this is no big deal, but when you are making cast after cast with the fly rod, you get tired. I pulled a couple out of their bedrooms but none of size wanted to come out and play. All fish were caught on a shrimp/crab fly that I actually use for the salt, but with the right colors, the bass love them. With the clouds burned off, things I thought were going to get better, but they didnt. Oh well, enjoyed the float and getting excited about a new float I will be doing next weekend! (Monster stripers and big brown / rainbow trout)
One thing I want to add, if you fly guys have never done any spey casting, I would advise to at least try it once. It is so much fun to do and just makes you a better fisherman, imho. They make a spey line for your single hand rod, that is called the Wulff Ambush Single Hand Spey and with a short head it makes turning over flies in tight spaces a blast. This is the line I have been using the past couple of months and my practice has been paying off, I can now make basically any cast with no back-cast room which on this small flows is a big big plus in my book. I will be doing a video review soon with some casting demos, so look for it in a couple of weeks.
A little fella, that put up a good fight on the 5wt, he was a bulldog. Every time I would get his head turned he would dive back down and do a bunch of head-shakes trying to shake the hook.
Now this guy was a lot of fun, he did numerous head-shakes to try and shake the hook, running around the kayak. He put up a great fight for his size, with light gear this fish are a blast. Total bulldog fish where they just don't want to give up. I love this sport and these fish!