July 5, 2019
We began at 4:30am and fished until 8:30 I've been wanting to get a bass on CJ's Freaky Frog Fly that I discovered last year. I manged to fish it briefly towards the end of last season only to miss the only rise I ever got before the end of the popper season. I was determined to get one with this fly this season. It took several hours but I finally got one towards the end of the day. Later Luc got a bass of similar size with one of his poppers. Tough day of fishing.
Returned to Canyon only to get skunked. Luc managed a one small one. Fished the main lake and it was very difficult. Knowing we were fishing the main lake I started with my 10 weight as long casts were necessary especially since I was still fishing the Freaky Frog. I later switched rods as I still wanted to get my first fish on my Orvis Frequent Flyer 8 weight. Normally I wouldn't fish this rod,other than a travel rod, but I wanted to feel a fish on it so I fished it.
I received a text from Luc that the fishing Saturday was fantastic. Cloud cover stayed throughout the morning. He didn't think the cloud cover would stick around but asked if I wanted to join him on Sunday. I responded in the affirmative. Started the day fishing the Orvis but couldn't get even a rise for the longest time. Luc ended the day three out of six with a 5.5 lber that ran and almost acted as if it were a catfish. I finally got one 4 pounder after Luc gave me the helm and his Sage Smallmouth rod. Still no fish on the Frequent Flyer. Starting to think it maybe cursed.