Sunday, December 6, 2015
December and the Bluegills Are Still on Top
It's early December and we still have not had any daytime temperatures bellow 35, most days have been well over 40. If I time things right I'm still catching panfish on dry flies. Today I was on the water at the right time. The sun warmed the upper few inches of the pond and midges were hatching. The koi was out and about and I got a couple of shots at it but no takes.
Almost right away I caught this bluegill. It took a couple of hours to get anymore, and when the bite finally turned on it wasn't on for long.
There was about an hour of fairly good action. Black gnats, ants, and midge droppers did the trick. The dry was taken more often than the dropper today.
Remember, it's December. There is often ice by now, although never very much. I'm not sure I'll keep on this bite for much longer, it is slowing noticeably. The warm weather forecast for this week might help it along.