The SF Bay Goldens have been ON over the last few weeks! May is really appearing to be the hot month for these sludge-pond, bottom-sucking hoovers. From the generic trout flies to the more unique, specialty â€œfly-of-the-hourâ€ patterns, theyâ€™ve kept us entertained, intrigued, perplexed, and flat-out frustrated over the last two weeks. Itâ€™s been GREAT!
Jeff and I finally got the chance to hit â€œThe Hot-Spotâ€ together last weekend and it wasnâ€™t long before I heard him holler, â€œFish Onâ€!
This weekend when Jose called to tell me about some of the great crappie action heâ€™d been having near by I was shocked at his enthusiasm as I admitted that I would be heading for the sludge ponds shortly to chase carp.
After a quick 20 minute fly tying session at my house, we headed for the mud!
It took Jose precisely 2 casts to hook-up.
As we BBQâ€™d some MONSTER ribeyes and lobster-sized prawns at my house afterwards, I had the good fortune of catching Jose in that â€œrightâ€ mood, the mood where he casually strolls out to his truck, returning moments later, guitar in hand. I doubt that he realized my little point & shoot Olympus was actually shooting video, but like my daddy taught me years ago, â€œsometimes itâ€™s easier to ask for forgiveness than it is permissionâ€. Heâ€™s going to kill me when he sees this, or worse yet, refuse to take me fishing againâ€¦