February 25, 2012
My friend Ben wanted to fly-fish some open water on Saturday morning. Lots of choices as far as the local public ponds were concerned.
We met at one of the ponds, fished for about an hour. We each caught one tiny crappie. First open water fish of the year!

Then we headed to another pond. We fished for a couple hours before Ben had to leave. It was slow...we'd each caught at least 2 crappies, and missed several other fish.
Since I was there, I decided to stay after Ben left to try a couple other spots. I ended up trying just one spot, and stood there for another hour, and caught a total of (at least) 16 crappies. THAT was fun!
Yes, it was cold...had to fly-fish with gloves on, and also had to clean the ice out of the line guides every 2nd or 3rd cast.
It was very fun, and the fish fought well.