Went fishing on PK yesterday with two Ministry students from CFNI. Oh man was it hot on the lake. I believe the water temp this year is the hottest I've ever seen. It's 87 degrees in Neely Slough. Only way to cool off is get wet then get on plane going somewhere.
Fishing was really tough during the day. I caught two dozen nice perch for them and found some striper lounging under a deep dock in the shade but wouldn't touch them. The little perch were going crazy and making the pole tips bounce but no takers. I finally decided maybe they would take shad so I went and caught a bunch of nice shad and still would not bite. Finally at dusk after all day on the water, we caught a couple on Perch. They still would not take the shad. I had two poles with shad and two with perch and the stripers ate the perch. I think perch taste better too but I think this is odd behavior. Might be that the shad we had were too small. I guess shad need to be 5 inch plus or stripers wont take them.
This was Stephano's first fish. I guess he's ruined now.
After supper we decided to go out after dark as the guys were exicted after catching those stripers. I tried the green lights on Gaines bend first but there were no stipers there. Went over to a lighted dock I know of and it was instantly on. They lost about ten fish in the cables but still got three more. All fish caught on perch. I used some of the small shad to catch some crappie and perch. It was a decent day but until the temps come down I'm fishing exclusively at night. Hope nobody gets heat stroke in the upcoming striper tournament.