How's everyone Panfish bite been lately? I feel like most lakes in the Metro are in a midwinter bite and slowing down a bit. It won't be long though until the bite turns hot for a few weeks before ice off.
A week or so ago I submitted PTO to get out of the office and chase a good Bluegill bite. It seemed like I had this Metro lake all to myself for a change and was able to find a few areas which were holding nice Bluegills. Weeds seemed to be the key in finding these fish, if you weren't marking weeds - the fish didn't seem to be around. The fish (other than small Pike and Bass) weren't very aggressive but small tungsten jigs and plastics seemed to trigger the bite.
If you've got short, stubby fingers and wear reading glasses, any relaxation you would normally derive from fly fishing is completely eliminated when you try to tie on a fly. ~ Jack Ohman, Fear of Fly Fishing, 1988