With four Functioning Fishaholics in tow… Today’s trip was to the Deep Creek Dam area of Green Lane Park. While the fishing at this spot is usually average even during productive times, we found the right lures and the right spots and today turned out to be a great day for Fall fishing!
The morning was cool and all we caught on the far side of Deep Creek’s main lake was bait sized Largemouth Bass.
Kris caught the first “countable” size Largemouth Bass of the day using a chartreuse colored spinner with a gold blade. The Largemouth Bass was caught above the dam at Deep Creek right below where they used to allow swimming.
Jeff Caught the next Largemouth Bass below the dam at Deep Creek’s lower lake. He had a good amount of luck during the day using a trout colored spinner with a gold blade.
We decided to go below the second dam at Deep Creek and do some stream fishing.
Fishing was slow in the stream compared to the last time we were here. Jeff caught a Smallmouth and a couple other small Bass and I was able to find two Yellow Perch using worms.
Fishing the stream was hard work due to the lower water temperature. Most of the spots that hold fish were not producing so we decided to go back up to the lower lake and try fishing the far side.
And the other side was GOOD! Kris pulled up this awesome 10″ Crappie by fishing near some brush using a brown and white bodied spinner with a gold blade. This Crappie is a new record length for the Functioning Fishaholics!
Here is a close up shot of the Crappie. Good stuff!
On his next cast Kris pulls up this Largemouth Bass from the same spot!
At this point I was about to throw something… Within four casts Kris pulled out three great fish! This Largemouth Bass and the one before it were both taken on the same spinner with a gold blade.
Lucky for me Kris threw his spinner up in a tree and let me borrow his spot for a bit. On my first cast I pulled in this nice Largemouth Bass. I had a #4 spinner on the line with a brass body and a gold blade.
My second Largemouth Bass from the same hole. I was really liking the #4 size spinner, the larger blade was slowing it down in the water and making it easier to keep the lure right where I wanted it. (Right where I wanted it that is, until I threw it up in the tree)
Since Kris and I lost our lures in the tree we decided to let Jeff have a try at the spot. BAM! His trout colored spinner with a gold blade pulls up another Largemouth Bass.
At this point everyone decided to call it a day but I had a spot about a mile up the trail that I wanted to check out.
And there it is! Somehow I don’t feel right about fishing in Montgomery County until I catch at least one Bluegill! I was able to catch four Bluegill using worms and decided to call it a day.
Between the four of us we threw a lot of different lures during the day. No matter what we threw one thing was clear, if it didn’t have a gold blade the fish weren’t interested. I tried throwing other spinners with silver blades and had no luck. Topwater lures didn’t even produce one bite and worms only slightly worked.
I am now a believer in spinners and will purchase another gold bladed lure to replace the one I lost before my next fishing trip!
Our stats for the day:
Bluegill – 4
Crappie – 1
Largemouth Bass – 10
Smallmouth Bass – 1
Yellow Perch – 2