- Mon Dec 06, 2021 1:56 pm #2324515
I paddled 12.5 miles Saturday morning with my son, working miles of shorelines and watching open water for feeding reds. I finally found two lower slot reds lazily tailing in the still conditions. I managed to get close, but as soon as my fly touched down they both disappeared. As we were headed back toward the launch I noticed we were spooking a few sleeping fish, and as they would move ahead, I began casting at them. It was hit-or-miss, but before we got to the truck I had a limit of fish with two upper slots and one of them measuring 27.9"! I had seen others catch fish this way and never bothered to try because I had always been able to sneak in on feeding fish and sight-cast enough to keep me happy. Saturday was a good reminder that if we watch the details and use all the techniques at our disposal we can sometimes tip the odds in our favor, even if the fish aren't in a feeding mood.