I was waiting for the Lynn Creek marina to open this morning at 6:00AM. The weather was cool and overcast.
While it was dark I concentrated on the stocker channel catfish. I have been losing a lot of our custom recipe dough bait to small fish who dart in and take the bait in one quick jerk. I cannot feel them well enough to catch them on the medium action rods I usually use for catfish, so this morning I took a 7 foot ultralight rod. I caught four of the 10-12 inch catfish while it was still dark. They quit biting when the sun came up.
I then switched to a short ultralite rig with a slip bobber set at 5 feet. I have been killing them with that set up the past few weeks, casting under the bridge from the pier. Not this morning! They were deeper and in a different spot. I found them and caught many, but not like they have been. I finally caught most of the sunfish using the same Carolina rig on the bottom that I used for the catfish, except baited with nightcrawlers.
In the process I caught a carp and several small bass. I broke off a big carp and fair sized bass.
I caught bass, channel cats, carp and bluegill. All the bluegill were caught on small lengths of nightcrawlers. I did not catch any other species of sunfish. The bluegill ran small.
I am looking forward to Wednesday to try again.