Warmwater Fly Fishing Is Warming Up

February 16, 2015 Michael Agneta 7 Comments

Hadn't checked the neighborhood ponds in about a month, so I snuck out for an hour or so on Sunday. Happy to report the fish seem to be waking up from their winter slumber.

Saw quite a few large bass cruising the shallows and tons of active panfish. Was fortunate to bring about a dozen to hand as I quickly circled the pond's perimeter.

Florida Retention Pond Bluegill Fly Fishing

The bigger ones appear to be on the move too. I had a really nice sized largemouth come up to smash a fly on the fall...but it got me hung up in the dense weeds lining the bank. I had to break it off, I was using a tenkara rod and I didn't want to horse the fish out of the thick tangle of vegetation.

Here's a pic of a little one though...you know...just zoom in to get a similar effect.
Sight fishing these dinks was actually a blast, each racing up to slam the fly as soon as it hit the water.

Tenkara Fly Fishing Kebari Bass

I think now that the temperatures are on the rise, it's time to venture outside the neighborhood ponds and try to find some legit largemouth action.

Hadn't checked the neighborhood ponds in about a month, so I snuck out for an hour or so on Sund...

7 comments:

  1. Looks like fun. I won't see action like that until May. How are the water levels?

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    1. In the ponds, water's low. We haven't had a lot of rain yet, but that should come shortly...

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  2. One of the benefits of southern living ;-) You know what we are dealing with in New England now....

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    1. Yeah, sorry about that Dean... I'm not going to lie, as much as I miss the trout, I don't miss the snow, ice, or frigid wind chills.

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  3. And dont count out some bigger bass. ponds that size, which also produce copperheads like that will have a feeder base of bass. Most will be smaller, but there are always some bigger ones lurking behind the rocket basslets.
    are there any fresh ilets to the ponds?

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  4. I do believe it's time. Happy Bluegill & Bass hunting.

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  5. Michael, somehow this post got past me without me noticing. So I am just catching up here. Damn, now you have gone and fired me up. Come on Colorado ponds you can do it..............................

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