I finally got a chance to spend some time casting some plastic this morning. It was 32F, windy , with a little drizzle borderline flurries coming down when I met my friend down on the river. The bite was very slow and it took and hour and ahalf switching things up before I caught my first fish which took a blue and white bucktail fly. At least I broke the ice.
And so it went with no fish to show the next hour or so. So I switched things up to a new color Swim Shad I poured up a couple weeks ago. That and a blue and white fly seemed to be the ticket .... Relatively speaking. LOL
I caught a 14.5" eye a whitebass then a 20.5" eye that smoked that Swim Shad. A little later I had about a 20" Tiger Musky come unbuttoned on me as I got it close to shore and a big Sheephead. LOL
My buddy tried one of those tails and caught a 16 sauger and a 15" eye and a giant Rock Bass. LOL
Anyhow, Even though the bite was slow and I didn't catch any monsters, I am super happy with the new color Swim Shad and it was great to catch up with a couple fishing buddies whom I haven't been able to fish with since late spring.