Now on to South Park. I had only been able to fish Spinney once this year because Cat and I have been so busy, and that trip was rough, I had only caught one fish. Reports have been really varied and we really kept our expectations low. We explored a new section today because in my mind, I thought I had it all figured out. We rowed out to the depth we were looking for and I had a fish show up on my screen. I set my indicator, tossed it out and just as the indicator turned up, it shot down. I gave a big set but the fish was long gone. I got it back in and in just a minute or so I landed my first fish of the day. At that time, I smiled and thought I had it all figured out. Cat was sporting her brand-new Fishpond El Jefe net and had a bit of an unusual start. She worked the fish in close and as she was netting it, one of her flies got caught in the net so then when she would try to scoop the fish, the fish was able to drop below her. Eventually it broke the line and she wondered if the net was going to be a little too big for her. Needless to say, after lots of successful fish landed, she really likes her new net. As for me, the lake fished well in quick bursts today. I would hook three or four and then it would die for twenty minutes or so. I finished the day with 23 trout, 1 brown and the rest bows or cutbows and one baby pike, and NO, I don’t touch pike. Cat didn’t keep count but didn’t think she had caught as many.
Now on to conditions here. The river dropped a little here today and I’m guessing fished pretty well. Please just be very careful when wading at these flows. Last week we announced our Guiding permit for Lake Isabel and just wanted to remind people of that. You’re not going to catch any Spinney sized fish but it is a great introduction to lake fishing.
Lastly, Cat and I will be making our way to Florida next week for another attempt at Tarpon. So far, in our game, the tarpon have won in a rout but we are feeling it this time. We will be back at the end of next week and will be available for Lake Isabel trips. Wish us luck, we need it!!! Maybe for the plane rides, I will be trying to figure out what sons have the best air piano spots, I’m thinking maybe LA Woman….Sorry about the pics, we don’t take our phones out in our boats. As always. Connell, Cat, Winston, Phil Collins and the Drift Fly Shop want to thank you for reading…….