And not any catching… Came home for the weekend and decided since the flats go dry during the winter, it was time to hit the home waters. The weather has been crazy here in Ga and most of the waters were blown out, so I decided to hit the hooch Tailwaters. I hit Settles by 8am and was breaking ice heading to the water. I tried Settles for a little over an hour and had no luck and no prospects for anything. So I decided to switch to the Dam and give it a try. I fished there for about an hour and only saw one riser and nobody catching fish. By 1030, it was time to pack it up. I will say it was great to hit the water, although it was cold as can be. It was 33 degrees on the way to the river…
Got a chance to hit the hooch the past couple of days once over at the Dam and then at Settles. I hit the Dam with my good buddy Greg; it’s been awhile since we’ve gone fishing since he moved to South Africa, once he got home we knew it was time do some fishing. We decided to fish up around the ramp, which afterwards we both remembered why not to fish up around the ramp. One being it’s usually crowded another being the fact that the rocks are super slick. If you don’t have a tube or boat, you almost need studs and a staff. We made it through without getting soaked, which is always a good thing. We both ended up with bringing one a piece to hand, both were browns which are always good.
Yesterday, I hit up Settles bridge after work for a little bit. It got started quickly when I brought one good size bow to hand. Then I had another fish hook up but after a few good tugs he was gone. I ended up bringing another brown to hand before the rains came. So all in all 2 to hand and one LDR.
I didn’t have to go into work until 1:00pm today and decided to hit the dam for a little R and R before heading in. I wanted to go to Settles today but they were releasing this morning which means that Settles isn’t any good for a few hours. With the heavy winds and only having 1 trip on the new TFO there was no doubt which rod I was going to use. It was tough fishing all day heavy winds blowing all day and it was nice and cold morning long. Thankfully my sweet wife was nice enough to buy my some Glacier Gloves with the fold over mitts, so my hands were pretty warm throughout the morning. As for the fishing it was tough, there very few risers all morning and I hit all the usual holes with no success. I finally landed 1 little bow on a Bowman’s Gnat; Finally around noon I headed back to the car and decided to call it a day, I spoke to 2 other guys fishing and they didn’t have any luck at all.