- Parent Category: Catch Of The Day On DuPage Angler
- Category: COTD Fly Fishing
- Created: Wednesday, 08 February 2012 20:56
- Last Updated: Tuesday, 12 June 2012 21:29
- Published: Wednesday, 08 February 2012 21:15
- Written by Mwolf
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DuPage Angler Flies His Way to
Winter Time Gills
DuPage Angler Newsroom - Naperville, IL
With the beautiful weather yesterday I got out for my first open-water fishing of 2012. I decided to break out the fly rod and hit a small retention pond a few minutes from my house. I tied on a tiny chartreuse nymph under a tiny foam strike indicator and started fishing.
It started off really slow, with only a few bluegill landed in the first hour, until I came across a downed tree in 2-3 feet of water. After I started fishing along that tree, the gills and sunnies were biting on almost every single cast. They weren't very big, but what they lacked in size they made up for in numbers. I stopped counting after 50. I also caught a couple of crappie. Unfortunately after a couple hours the ice shifted and moved over the area I was fishing and that was the end of my fish catching.
I went back tonight and I caught a dozen gills before I could no longer take the cold. The guides on my fly rod were freezing and it was no where near as easy as yesterday but I still had a good time. All in all it was a great way to kick off the 2012 fishing season.
Lure: Pink tiny chartreuse nymph
Location: Naperville, IL
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