Maybe the fishing is about to turn for the better. Saw some bass today near the banks in shallow water, pre-spawning period. Trouble was, I was playing golf, not fishing. While walking along the cart path near the edge of a couple of the courses lakes, I spotted a few bass for the first time this spring. Just yesterday nothing, not even a minnow.
Since the end of February, I have been out fishing six times. Today and the last couple of times out, the weather has been perfect. I wish the fishing were as good as the weather. The last Missouri fishing report was only fair for the lakes and slow on the rivers, Cat & bass both!
I had a few bites yesterday on nightcrawlers (those poor pathetic Canadian crawlers) and a couple today. Just nibblers it seems. I’ve been bank fishing, so most of the fish must still be pretty deep. Not much activity around the banks, not seeing minnows or anything. Seems like the water temps are warm enough it should be getting better. It maybe, but seems really slow. I had better success as kid, when I just threw a nightcrawler to the bottom without a bobber.
Read an article this morning on the Canadian Nightcrawlers vs. European. Canadian is bigger? Not sure there is a difference between a European Nightcrawler and an American Nightcrawler; no mention of the good ol USA crawler in the article. Here is my latest experience with the Canadian big worm……….the ones you buy at Wal-Mart ain’t so big……..yes we say ain’t in Missouri.
I won’t be getting Canadian Crawlers from Wal-Mart again. I made this purchase about 4 weeks ago and they were a very disappointing 3 inches long when I opened the carton. That maybe okay for kids fishing for pan fish……..but I’m looking for Cat and Bass.
You can get a nice big juicy American Crawler in your back yard and you don’t have to go deep in the turf to find them. You can find them crawling around your yard after a nice little rain shower as well.
Don’t have a spot in your yard you can dig? Take a small spade (shovel) to the river or lake, turnover some soil on the bank and touche! Gold!!! Don’t dig up your city or county park though!!!
Yes, I’m going fishing; after I go turn the spade in our flower garden. American Crawlers can not be beat.
This is a hell of a lot more fun than talking politics. Can you picture Rachel Maddow fishing? Just asking…………
Went fishing with some new fishing gear this morning on the banks of the Missouri near St. Charles, MO. It was a beautiful day…….temps in the 40s (about 37 degrees when I started), sun shining. Lets just say I broke in the new equipment. Came home empty…….hardly a nibble.