They're Waking Up

This little warm spell we've been experiencing has the fish moving. It's far from on fire but you can get out and catch a few which is pretty nice for February. Saturday we went on a little Ozark exploration having to run down for the day anyways we thought we check out the river. It's still really cold, really clear, and really low. I imagine if you can find deeper water and a river that has some more spring influence you could find some fish, but we mostly found suckers and few spotted bass nothing that looked like a smallmouth. But the weather was nice and it was a good change of pace getting outside for the day. The ponds and small lakes are definitely worth giving a shot. I've been catching everything on the bottom, slow stripping crawdads on a sink tip line. You gotta pay attention to the take it's a slow pull for sure. I think I only had one fish that hit the fly hard like they do in the spring, everything else is a really subtle take. Late morning and early afternoon has been the best once the sun has been on the water for awhile. Pretty much everything has been on a Deadbeat 'Dad. Weather looks good for the next couple days, 'Slow and Low" you'll catch some fish.

Luke

New Edition to the Website

I just got the shop finalized and excited to announce I'll be offering some guided bass trips this year as well as some small batch flies. The flies are all short order and limited quantities which will be updated periodically. I tie all the flies and by doing it this way I can still make time for other things. I'll still take some custom orders just get a hold of me and we'll work it out. The guided trip are 3 hour trips and you can pick either the morning session or the evening. This is to get the most out of your time on the water, early and late are the most productive so that's when we'll hit it, plus it's more comfortable for us and the fish. Trips will be ran on Private water unless we figure out something before and there's a particular fish you want to target. Check it out let me know what you think. 

Luke