When I got up this morning the wind gage said 14 mph. I debated not going, but it had been a week since I had a fishing session. I am glad I went, because although the wind made things difficult the bite was really good.
Last night I noticed my line was missing a hook, so I sat down this morning and replaced the hook before I left since that is a chore in the dark. When I got to the creek I cast in front of some weeds and a hefty sized bullhead grabbed the bait on the way down. I landed the fish and found he had swallowed it completely. I nicked the thin gold Aberdeen hook with the long nose pliers and it snapped. I got to tie on a hook in the dark after all. So much for planning ahead.
I caught a number of green sunfish from the edge of the cattails. When they slowed down I moved upstream a few yards to the bluegill beds and caught a number of cookie-cutter bluegills all the same size and shape. They are in their spawning colors.
I stayed two hours. When the wind got too unpleasant I quit. All the fish were released.