by Michael Lewis
As the weather starts heating up and the lake starts warming up, the bass get real finicky. They like certain temperatures, and when it gets above that they don’t really get too enthusiastic.
I had a nine-year-old boy out on my boat last week. His name was Alden. That little boy was what I would call a cast master. He could cast better than most grown-ups I take fishing. He could cast a lure right beside a tree, a boat dock or a stump. A lot of times when you’re fishing, casting is the most important part. You’ve got to be on target. If you’re a few feet left or a few feet right you miss the fish.
I also taught Alden how to skip a wacky worm under boat docks. He really had a good time learning that, though he might drive his daddy crazy back on their home water.
As a side note, I took his father and mother fishing 12 years ago on Lake Lure during their honeymoon. So it was really great to get to take them fishing again.
We caught fish under the docks on worms – artificial of course. We caught bass and white bass on top water. The bass have spawned out and now they are hungry. I can’t tell you what bait we were using. I can tell you this: there are none left at Walmart in Hendersonville or Forest City – when I find a lure that works, I buy them all!
I have seen a lot of bluegill fish this year and may be taking a few trips to catch these guys using real worms and little lures to catch them or use a fly rod.
The rivers and streams are full of water and trout. We can catch stocked trout in hatchery supported water. We can also go to delayed harvest areas where you can catch and keep them now or you can go all the way up to the wild water places to catch trout that have never been in a concrete box – my favorite!
So let’s go fishin’! You can find me at 828-223-0269 or at my website: www.lewisnoclark.com.