Great morning hook up the boat and go fishing for frogs and fish. Started out early AM catching my limit of bullfrogs at this public lake (exact location will remain a secret until you join me on a trip). I didn’t see as many frogs as I had hoped for but what I did see were very aggressive to bite. I kept a limit (8 bullfrogs) of nice 5”+. Winds were light from the north so I hit a couple past fishing hot spots. Ended up camping on one spot and caught 43+ small bass in the 10-14” size on jigs and leeches, ultralight rods and reels/light line. Good bite on the gentle 4-11” drop-off. Picked up a handful of small Bluegill, a Green Sunfish, a Crappie and 3 Channel Catfish fiddlers. It was a fun morning catching frogs and Bass from the boat. I love retirement and getting outdoors during this pandemic!
Nice Friday morning trip to Flanagan with a nice guy from Lincoln - we fished from the boat! Light south winds. We fished small jigs and the Satra special rigs tipped with medium-large size leeches and crawlers. He jigged amongst the trees. We also placed a slip bobber on the edges of the inundated trees fishing 6’ depths. The Bluegill bite was great with fish up to 8.5”. Landed one medium sized crappie about 8”. Highlight of the morning was landing a pig, 20 inch plus Channel Catfish from within the dense tree vertical habitat.
A good Bluegill bite as a mother and teenage son joined me for fishing at Flanagan Lake. They jigged among the trees and cast/finesse fished with small 1/32 oz. jigs with bling tipped with medium sized leeches and crawlers. No disappointment in the quality of fish caught and the bite today at this new lake in northwest Omaha. A number of fair sized Crappie up to 9” with jigs tipped with plastic bodies. Trip was a short one but a few small Bass were hooked in the same depths as the Bluegill. A fun morning fishing at this catch and release fishing lake for these two anglers.
Very nice morning and evening trips with friends! We started by anchoring up in 5’ of water and casted 1/32 oz. jigs with ½ crawlers and leeches. Both morning and evening fishing catching numerous small Walleye, Smallmouth Bass, Drum, Bluegill and Yellow Perch. We casted jigs into shallow waters<5’ depths and jigged them back to the boat. Also placed a dead rod/dead stick in a rod holder to dangle live bait just off the bottom for the followers. We caught some nice Smallmouth Bass and a nice mess of Bluegill using this technique, no keeper size Walleye but we had fun. Never got the Walleye Chop winds but a nice morning of fishing at Merritt reservoir. Evening trip had some winds but not a good Walleye Chop, picked up one keeper Walleye to stink the skillet!
Nice Friday morning trip to Yankee Hill Lake with the boat. Busy place with boats and yakkers out enjoying fishing! Good morning to test out the trolling rods, research different crank-bait depths with #10/4 diameter braided Fireline at various boat speeds. Short stay trip - I trolled crank-baits extensively covering a lot of the lake pulling various sizes of crank-baits checking running depths, picked up one 14” Bass, no Wally. Switched to anchoring a top the rock shoals and fished slip bobbers, jigs, Satra special rig and leeches & Euro nightcrawlers. I fished 4’ to 7’ depths using ultralights, and I had luck catching Bluegill to 8.5” on the edges of the large rock and drop offs. I caught 14 nice Bluegill and kept 9 fish which I gave to a yak angler at the boat ramp. He didn't have any luck fishing and was looking forward to a few fresh fish to eat, I helped him out! Had fun catching the Bluegill on light tackle at Yankee Hill Lake.
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