I went out to the Big Ditch at the south lock with my fishing buddy in his motorized canoe a day or two ago and we did pretty good on the bream and LMB for the middle of winter. Surface fished most of the day with poppers and pushers.
Late yesterday afternoon I got one 9 inch Speck on a #8 Fluorescent Green Crappie Candy at the pond with the floating line on the 5wt. Normally I use the #8 Yellow Chartreuse Crappie Candy. The Specks were holding a little farther out in the pond this time. A fellow that fishes around there chatted with me and informed me of two more ponds that I didn't know were there way back on the hiking and bike trails. So I did a little hiking . I found the two ponds that are smaller than the one I have been fishing but worth the effort so I may try them some time.
9 inch Pond Speck on a #8 Fluorescent Green Crappie Candy
Here is a different twist on the Crappie Candy as I have been toying with woven flies lately. I haven't tried it yet but I think it looks promising. A #10 black/yellow chartreuse Woven Crappie Candy.
A #8 black/yellow chartreuse Woven Crappie Candy.