Monday, September 1, 2008

Labor Day Weekend Bendo























































Well I had the chance to take a 4 day weekend and I jumped on the chance to take. With all the home projects I've been doing, I hadn't taken the pontoon out at all. So I dusted it off in search of some Bear Lake Cutts in the Berry over the holiday weekend. It felt good to get back in the boat and take a stab at landing a few fish. I had heard before we left that the weather was going to turn bad on Sunday and as you can see in the pictures the high clouds started rolling in but the wind was tolerable. Fishing in the afternoon at the Berry can be tough especially in the afternoon hours. So I rigged up my 6wt Loop Rod and a type 4 sink line and went hunting. A lot of the fish I graphed were suspended in about 19ft of water. Took my first Cutt on a Spectrumized Leech size 8. I like to use Leech patterns with no weight at all. With a short 5ft leader, that fly will sink just fine. After about another hour went by and no fish to the boat, I decided to change the Leech for one of Cheech's Estas Bugger in White. First cast with this pattern produced a healthy Rainbow which seem pretty rare at best at the Berry. Another hour had pasted by and the wind started picking up so as a last ditch effort I threw on the Brown Spectrumized Leech again and hooked and landed another nice Cutt. I could feel that my battery was getting low on juice, being that I was using the battery for a dual purpose for lights in the trailer. I didn't was to drain it completely cause I needed heat in the trailer for the night. While I was out on the lake I had a friend which was catching crayfish in traps with my daughter and we had those for dinner after they cleaned them and boiled them. I have to say that they tasted pretty good considering that I have never eaten them before. After I quick meal of crayfish I started a camp fire to warm up with and the bottle of Jack Daniels helped as well. Over all it a great weekend and I certainly cant wait for the best the Berry has to offer as Fall approaches.

4 comments:

nick said...

God damn son that's one rigged out pontoon!

pat said...

Yeah Nick its the shit. Got a kickstand for my transducer set-up. Now my daughters bike lays on the ground. LOL!!!

cor said...

Big Pimpin in that toon!

pat said...

Thanks Cor. Go Big or go home. Mike had his comments about it last weekend too. LOL