Water temp ~56-59
Strong South Winds!
9 Sandies burning silver blades baits from 17'-24' of water between 8:30 and 9:00. Location given up by the birds. The females are full of eggs and the males of milt.
Is anyone fishing/catching any whites in the river above Stillhouse yet?
What could have been a very disappointing day on the water turned out great. I had the pleasure of watching my favorite person get the hang of casting. By the time the school of sand bass decided to quit cooperating she was throwing almost as far as me. Up to now her catching has been all livebait or trolling. Being able to catch fish, any fish, by casting and retrieve an artificial is IMO a huge milestone on the path to becoming an angler.
The majority of fish that I have caught out of Stillhouse this year have all come from 17' to 24' of water. I don't know if it is just coincidence or a pattern?