Heeaawwee! I’m howling at the bright moon cause I know fishing is going to be great. Hi I’m Mickey Anderson from Fish Tech with this week’s fishing report.
Most people think that fishing gets slow after a full moon especially on lakes, but on rivers it can be even better and here’s why: It’s called behavioral drift; insects move almost every day and they use the hour before sun-up and the hour after sun-set as their peak times to move because they have the cover of darkness. On a full moon or a bright moon, they don’t move as much so fish don’t get these feeding times.
So the next day they’re even more active than before.
When you’re choosing your flies, here’s how you choose it: I go with big attractor flies in streamers, bright colors. My nymphs don’t look like anything, but sort of look like everything, even your dry flies can be bigger and brighter than normal, that is one of the flies. Your second fly does need to be seasonal. If you have a dry fly hatch, you do need to match that and you do need to match the nymph that will work for the same.
So when you catch a fish after a bright moon, pump the stomach and you’ll see the variety of insects that they do eat and you’ll understand why I’m out here howling.
Come on down to Fish Tech and we’ll help you howl too!
And now for tonight’s fishing line.
ANGLERS REPORT GOOD FISHING SUCCESS
FOR BLUEGILL AND PERCH USING JIGS,
NIGHTCRAWLERS AND NYMPH PATTERNS.
BASS FISHING HAS ALSO BEEN GOOD!
PINE LAKE (BOULDERS)
C.O. WYATT BUBACK REPORTS HOT FISHING
FOR BLUEGILL AND BULLHEAD CATFISH.
FOR TROUT, TRY USING GREEN POWEBAIT.
ANGLERS HAVE HAD SUCCESS CATCHING
GOOD-SIZED CHANNEL CATFISH USING
VARIOUS CATFISH PATTERNS.