|Sunrise on Plum Orchard Lake|
In and effort to catch some of the big bluegills I have been hearing about, Brad and I launched the boat at 7am at Plum Orchard Lake. Our stay on this hot day was short lived because we just couldn't catch em here. The ones we were catching were average to small sized and hard to come by at that. We managed only 4 bluegills in 2 hours. So at 9:30am we loaded the boat up and headed off back home to fish Bluestone lake the rest of the day. We had a much better time on the Stone than at the Plum. We ended up with 26 and 27 fish respectively. We caught several nice sized bluegills, a couple small bass, a crappie and even a couple shad. Brad hooked a pretty good catfish and fought it for a few minutes before it broke him off. The water on Bluestone we up and muddy so fly poles weren't in play like they usually are. We left around 3pm by which time it was so hot that if you could have had a heat stroke. If only bluegills got to be 3 to 5 pounds they would be the ultimate game fish. They hit hard and often, love shallow water, don't spook easily, and fight with everything they 've got until the very end. Despite their relative small stature bluegills are one of my favorite fish because of the pure fishing fun they provide during the hot summer.