Saturday, April 30, 2011

Local Park Bassin'

Small local parks with watershed lakes can offer a quick fix for fly fisherman. 
First off, they're often overlooked by serious anglers who might ask, "Are there even any fish in that pond?"  The answer is yes, they're in there but they get an enormous amount of pressure from bait fisherman who will keep just about anything regardless of size.  The fish also have to contend with park ducks and geese.  Because there is no management, these ponds end up overrun with small bream and crappie.  But fly fisherman armed with small topwater bugs, wooly buggers, and weighted nymphs can score easily.  These fish don't see a fly very often, if ever, so don't overlook the local park next time you want to wet a line but don't have much time.


  1. "Are you fly fishing? Or just practicing?" Ha ha ha hahahahah! Ever get that one? Love the post, brother!

  2. Exactly, Jay! And I swear about the time I make the first cast, somebody sees me start fishing and the only thing they can think to ask is, "Catching anything?" I'm like, "Dude, you just watched me walk down here!" Unbelieveable...ha!