Nice little catch this evening
Post By: FlyWaters
Posted: 7/1/2012 10:55:18 PM Points:
The patience is starting to pay off. On my 3rd or 4th trip to Redtail lake, I snagged this little bass near the transition to the river using a green/orange husky jerk rapala.
I'm not sure if it is really the spot for it, but I'm interested in catching a Walleye. Anyone have any tips for walleye in the south platte ponds?
I'd also be interested in some trout if they are in there.
Reply by: Flyrodn
Posted: 7/2/2012 10:41:51 AM Points:
What type of fishing do you most prefer? That will guide others in their answers.
Reply by: FlyWaters
Posted: 7/2/2012 1:19:06 PM Points:
I'm stuck doing shore fishing at this point (which is why the ponds are great). For the last couple weeks I've been trying to work with lures on a 5'10" Ugly Stick w/ a 4 lb. test trilene mono.
At some locations I'll set up a live bait rig on a 5'10" rod with a little heavier reel spooled with 6lb. test. No luck with nightcrawlers on the bottom, so far. If I head out this evening, I'll try a float with the worm a foot or two down.
As a final note, I've also been into jig fishing however, the weed bed is pretty thick around redtail so I spend a lot of time deweeding my lure and not much time catching anything.