The bass partner and I headed over to Lake Athens this morning. The morning half of the fishing adventure ended abruptly as an oil leak was noticed and we had to return to the ramp, trailer over to Tyler and fix the problem. Returned to the lake after fixing the issue and stopping off to have a bit to eat at a fantastic roadside diner. Second half went better.
Given the hour of the day, I was determined to not leave the lake with a 'skunk' for my efforts.
Connected a small silver safety pin type spinner to a 1/16th unpainted jighead. After tying a satisfactory knot to the spinner arm I carefully attached a white 2" Berkley Power Grub onto the jighead and commenced to casting to several patches of lilypads.
In short order I connected with a sizable sunfish. I was practically dancing on the backend of the boat. I told my fishing partner it was worth the entire effort and trip to Lake Athens on this day. My fishing partner thought I was nuts and I went on to explain how I have been wanting to catch a nice size sunfish to take a picture and contribute to the Bluegill/Sunfish section of TFF.
Well that goal became a reality today and I was fortunate to capture a couple of others in the same size range and display of colors.