5-09-04 - Casting from the front door...
Waters Fished: Lake Como
Fish Caught: 0/0
Outing Date: 5-09-04
Weather: On and off thunderstorms for much of the day
Air Temp: upper 70's were the high
Water Temp: 66F
Water Level: normal
Water Color: green, visibility less than 6"
Fish Species: only fish I SAW were Carp!
Pattern Fished: Yellow & Black Slider (a popper type)
Pattern Color: Yellow & Black
Fishing Quality: poor
Not much else to say except that I had planned
to perhaps head over to Bigfoot State Park on Lake Geneva, but between
rod building, cleaning the house and the periodic cloudbursts (with
lightning) I never made it. Towards evening I looked out the front
door and just decided to give it a whirl. Apparently our lakefront
is some of the best shoreline for Bass fishing on the lake; the
die-hards always tell us this when they're out working the shore.
Today, as with many days, despite calm winds and rapidly warming
water temps, NOTHING happened. Well, a few carp jumped within casting
distance but I was really working for Bass (or Pike). Fortunately
it's not like I had a 3+ hour drive after being "skunked"...
after probably an hour or two of casting the same small piece of
water, I just went back inside!