Went out yesterday after noon as it was a nice calm sunny day . With the area lakes filling so fast , 2 ft a day , I really didn't think the
fish would cooperate . I launched the boat and went clear across the lake at half throttle just looking with amazement , wow , how it had
changed . I know this lake well and the mountains that I had to go around 2 months ago , were under 25 ft of water . So I decided to go
into a cove with a creek far in the back , that's where I could see big boulders and rock formations making a narrow ravine with it's steep
banks and the gushing water coming down the creek . What a surprise , the water was gin clear and coming out of the deep cove into
these narrows I looked up and saw a Bass make a swirl as it took something from the surface . I turned the outboard off and on low
speed with the trolling motor crept up into casting distance . With the first cast with a small crawdad looking lure , Wham , a 2 1/2 lb'er
came boiling out of the water , the fight was on with my ultralight gear . I fished this area for an hour and a half bringing in 11 fish and
even though , I'm a catch and release fisherman , it certainly made a fun day ! The 2 1/2 lb fish was my largest with most all others
1 1/2 or a little more , I was satisfied as they all were highly oxygenated fighters !
It won't be long as the water warms up , with all the runoff , we should have one of the better fishing years ahead of us !
Went fishing in 50 degree Carnegie Lake this evening on a warm, cloudy day with a light south wind. Caught and released 5 gizzard shad, 4 yellow perch, 3 black crappies, a white perch, a golden shiner and a shiner with Walmart red worm halves on two gold hooks and an unpainted 1/32 oz leadhead jig on 4 lb test line and an 1/32 oz twister tail jig on 2 lb test line. Used up all of my worms . Landed 1,102 fish with 5 containers of worms this year. Will try ultralight jigging without bait for awhile now. Saw my first osprey at the lake today for this year. Took pics.