Saturday, June 8, 2013
A few Bluegills and a Crappie
I sat for a few hours in a corner of Prospect Park Lake, chumming some cracked corn for carp.
Only one koi was spotted. After I left that location I began to fish with some of my favorite
flies, pheasant tails, zug bugs and flash back hare's ear. I like to start small so I used # 14.
As I walked the area known as the Lullwater, I started to fish using single hand Spey Casting
techniques. Fly Fishing in a New York City park does not allow for traditional back casting.
First I caught a few small bluegills ( less than 6"). There a few spots that I know hold bass and
crappie. I made several cast and then I felt a hit. I thought it might be a small bass. The fish resisted
my attempts to hand strip the line. I kept the rod tip down so I would not lose the fish. The fish
fought hard and tried to run. But I started to retrieve line. As my furled leader came near the rod tip
I raised the rod. I had hooked a 7or 8 inch crappie on a #14 hare's ear.