Today I got my fly rod out for the first time this year. I went down to the pond at the back of the pasture. I wasn't sure what I would catch (if anything at all). Last year when there was such a bad drought in the area.....we had a big fish kill. The water in the pond got so low and stagnant that I knew that most of the fish were dead. Anyways....I thought I would at least practice casting my rod. I did catch a fish....a little bluegill.....about 5 inches long.
So I was pretty surprised....and pleased. I studied the water for a little while and noticed that the fish are spawning.....I saw many minnows and tadpoles too. That good to know....that the pond is in good shape. Normally when the Swindall family gets together the guys go fishing down at the Coosa......whatever we catch (as far as bluegill, crappie, catfish and shellcracker) we keep in a 5 gallon buck and release in the pond. Must be working. Anyways......anyone interested in fly fishing or fishing locally get in touch with me and we'll get together.