Friday, June 13, 2014


Me and Dalton took the kayaks out to Moodus Reservoir. This is a Bass Management Lake, and most choose to spin fish or bait cast. but as a Connecticut fly angler I of course chose to chuck poppers on a six weight. Boy did I have fun doing so. Although the spinning rod joined, it got no use. I should just leave it home some times.

There is a lot to like about Moodus. It has lots of bait fish, insects, frogs, and big fish to eat them. Pickerel, Largemouth, Crappie, and Bluegill are the species to catch. Today I used one fly , a black Pot Belly Frog. It is a big balsa popper. Bass and Pickerel enjoy it, and even the Bluegill take it. For a while every fish was small, Gills' and ten inch bass. After moving into a cove we both got into bigger fish.

I had a good take and lost the fish almost immediately. However, ten casts later I got another opportunity. AT the end of my line was a good largemouth. It fought valiantly, taking me on a ride through the lily pads. Eventually I lipped the big boy. At this point frogs, damsels, and caddis were being pounded on all around. Both Dalton and I hooked many smaller Bass and Pickerel as the evening progressed. The action was impressive. We vowed to return on Monday.