As promised, I launched the Float Tube Cumberland in Bear River Reservoir this morning. After Coffee at Cooks Station (I have to make a comment about this because I think the reason for the bad day fishing, is that they were out of cream for the coffee) I arrived at Bear at 0815. Had the float tube in the water by 0830 and flippered over to the edge of the dam where I usually fish.
My plan was to parallel the dam across to the other side of the lake. I started with a size 8 olive Wooly Bugger. After several casts, changed to a size 8 brown Wooly Bugger. That's when I got the first hit. Bump and gone. Couple of casts later, bump and gone. Must be those little guys.
Started chatting with a lady on the shore and she asked if I'd fished the tournament over the weekend. Said I hadn't, but that explained why the bite was quiet. Was probably a zillion people fishing right were I was.
Continued across and back without any more bumps. At 1000 I took a break and grabbed another fly box. This one had bigger Buggers (which is the reason I left it in the truck in the first place), but it did have the Size 8 Tungsten Beadhead Thinmint and I wanted to try that.
Flippered back and started across again. No interest in that or another streamer I tried and I even tried a Clouser Deep Minnow in a rust color without any bumps. The I noticed a little movement on the surface back at the corner where I started. Changed to my rod with floating line and put on the little fuzzy mosquito thing I tied the other day.
Set it out and in seconds, there was a flash and the fly was gone. I lifted the rod and the fish was gone. Man, that was fast. Second time, same thing. Flash, fly gone, fish gone. Quick little suckers. This happened a couple more times and then nothing. Changed to a Yellow Humpy, but no interest in that. So, I changed to a Zebra Midge just to mix things up a bit. Nope no interest there either.
At that point, I could feel a cramp coming on in my right leg, so I called it a day. Hit the shore at 1130 and figured 3 hours of flippering was enough for one day. Too long a period in between to keep the legs in shape. Guess I'll just have to do more float tubeing.
Analysis of the day: No cream at Cooks for coffee = no limit of fish. In fact, no fish at all. It's all their fault. Please, no comments on this paragraph.
That pretty much sums it up. Till next time.
Dude, when luck is what you rely on to catch fish (and we all rely on it), you can't go without it!ReplyDelete