Senior Fishing Trip To Green Lake – 05-15-12
Destination: Green Lake
Quarry: Any willing fish
Bait Arsenal: Worms, Power Bait, Artificial Lures
I had another opportunity to take some seniors fishing again, and as excited as I was, they were even more excited than I.
Fortunately, the weather forecast of sunny skies and a temperature of 75 degrees F was spot on.
We arrived at the dock at about 10:30am and started fishing shortly afterward. As I got the gear onto the dock, one guy was battling what was probably an 18” rainbow. Shortly afterward, someone else landed an even larger brown trout! I really wanted to take that as a very encouraging sign.
I set up those who needed help with whatever they wanted to target. I started with an inline spinner. No size, shape or color could produce a strike for me. Next, I grabbed my other rig that had a hard jerk bait, but that didn’t work either. Enough about me! Let’s get to the seniors.
Two were targeting trout with power bait, and two were targeting anything willing to hit a worm.
The Dynamic Duo waitin' for a bite
Little Miss G. puttin' on another worm
Little Miss D. fishin' like a bass pro
One in the group decided to fish from the shore because of his dog. His mode of attack was with a float.
Unfortunately, the activity level of the fish died down. I started to get that sinking feeling that we just missed a good window of fishing.
Fortunately, that didn’t discourage them and it didn’t shake their determination or their resolve. It seemed that they were just happy to be out fishing.
Finally! First blood was drawn. However, it was a stinking bullhead. Two more bullhead were caught and released before a rock bass found its way to a hook.
One thing I observed that I thought was very cool was how Little Miss D had such a systematic approach to fishing. She employed a few ways to work whatever she had on the business end of her line methodically and with purpose. She made adjustments and changes to both lures and techniques in a way that would make any seasoned angler proud.
It definitely paid off. Before the end of the outing, she caught two rock bass. In addition, she nearly managed to recover in a rod and reel that someone must have lost! Her hook somehow got caught it the tip top guide as she was dragging her lure on the lake's bottom.
All in all, it turned out to be a pretty good trip, and they can’t wait for the next one. Three rock bass were caught and I lost count on the number of bullheads caught.