What started out as a family flotilla attacking Starvation Reservoir turned into
a Daddy Daughter affair since my son wasn't feeling to well once we got to the
reservoir. This of course quickly turned into a slime.
We launched to
perfect conditions at 7 am in bunny gulch. Water temps a nice 67. The water
levels are up and lots of flooded brush. Found all the fishies up close to
shore. I quickly had a couple of perch on line ranging from dinks to 9 inchers
plus. My daughter went out with two poles and succeded in turning three into
knots right away. While I was untying and rerigging one of her rods she
proceeded to tie up my drop shot rig. So finally after rerigging we headed out
for more fish. While floating with the breeze and motoring back my daughter
hooked into a nice smallmouth bass. Her first. Shortly thereafter she cuaght a
nice Yellow perch as well. Both on a chartreuse with silver flake jig. I was
able to boat a small wallette at 9 inches. We were both on our way to slime
city. She soon got bored after a three hour jaunt in the bay. I dropped her off
on shore to play for a while and headed back out. Since I got tired of messing
with the perch I headed across the bay to see what I could find. Found a nice
area of flooded trees and started to throw a jig. WHAM! (I love that word).
Hooked into something rather large. Got it to the toon and thought I had a chub.
Upon further inspection a nice smallmouth probably around 12 inches. It was
camera shy and decided to take off with my mangled hook just before I was able
to get my camera out. After messing with the smallies a while longer decided to
head back to the car when I saw and heard the thunder heads in the distance.
Started to drag a woolly bugger behind me and had a hit. Missed the hook up and
continued when another hit. This time I got the hook up, turned out to a be a
nice 15 inch rainbow trout. After a nice photo shoot the rainbow was invited
home to dinner with mamatrout.
Had one more really
good hit and miss before I got back just as the forecasted wind and storm picked
up. Good time to hit the shore and got packed up just in time as a gully washer
hit the lake. All in all a great day spent at Starvation. Hope to get back soon.
Also this was a great trip to see how I could haul the minnows tubes and
mamatrouts FC4 on the toon trailer. All worked out well.