We hit the farm ponds by 5pm, so the sun and heat were not killer. There was a decent breeze, and we saw submarine cows in the pasture. The burro herd even decided to do their own version of the Belmont Stakes, with one braying beast, chasing another around the 90 acres twice! Those little buggers have some stamina! Sadly, I was laughing too hard, and having too much fun fishing, to try to take any burro race photos.
|#1, on my tackle box|
After landing fish #1 in about 15 min, the fishing sort of slowed to a dead stop. Or at least the catching stopped! Eventually MonkeyBoy hollered "Fish On!" and brought in a fat bass. He was too far away to get a photo though.
I wandered over to the second smaller pond, which DH had tried unsuccessfully earlier. I too, had no luck in the small pond. This was a little odd, as that pond is usually good for a couple large bass, like 7# sized!
I returned to the large pond, in the corner by the dam, where there was a tree shading the water. I've had success in the past, fishing the shadow-line on hot days. Yesterday was 90* at 5pm. It didn't take too long, and #2 was on shore.
|#2 with obligatory toe in picture.|
|#3 the smallest of the bunch|
|#4, probably the biggest, and at least 4" linger than my size 8 boot.|