Thursday, August 6, 2020

Four Feet Low - August 5th, 2020




The Corps of Engineers drew Claytor Lake down over four feet in anticipation of hurricane rain and it made for some tough fishing. Seemed like all keeper sized bass were pulled off deep and inactive. I never did catch a smallmouth. I did however manage to catch a lot of small spots and bluegill on a spinner fishing first drop. 

Monday, August 3, 2020

Easy Like Monday Morning- August 3rd, 2020








A smooth and easy Monday morning catching bluegills for me and Avery despite falling water levels. We managed to catch over 50 in two hours of fishing. 

Sunday, August 2, 2020

Greenbrier After a Rainstorm- August 2nd, 2020














Floated 6.5 miles, saw an eagle, catch about 25 small mouths, biggest one was 14 ish. Fun day on falling water with some stain. 

Thursday, July 30, 2020

Bluegills and Otters - July 30th, 2020






Saw some otters, caught some bluegills, and caught a few little bass, 

Monday, July 27, 2020

Summertime Spread Out - July 26th, 2020








Brad and I hit Brooks to Sandstone for the fourth time in as many weeks. Fish are staring to spread out more as day after day of heat continue. I did better in a plopper than fluke today. I lost one between 17 and 19” after a long fight. I did manage to land 13 fish with 5 over 12” and a couple over 14”. The fish are spread out more than weeks past. 

Monday, July 20, 2020

Cousin Day at Bluestone Lake - July 20th, 2020




















All eight Grandkids caught a fish today. Mason caught as many as 10. Everyone had fun riding around the lake and chasing gills. 

Sunday, July 19, 2020

Where the Shadeline Meets the Fallline- July 19th, 2020










Brad and I hit the river at daybreak. Early was slow. Fish are starting to really spread out in typical Summer pattern. Once the sun burned through the fog the fluke bite was on. To optimize it all you needed to do is to marry up the shade line with the fall line. We managed to catch 50 on our three hour three and half mile float. 

Saturday, July 18, 2020

Friday Evening on Bluestone - July 18th, 2020








Summer temps are heating up but the lake and some bluegills still provide some relief and fun. The lake was busy today and the heat made it tough to find bigger fish but the girls persevered and found a few. 

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Afterwork Bluestone Bluegills - July 14th, 2020












Simple pure fun that is a timeless as summertime itself. Worms and a bobber placed in some afternoon shade are hard to beat. 


Sunday, July 12, 2020

Colt’s Big Day on Bluestone - July 12th, 2020












Colt had himself a big day on the Stone catching gills and bass.