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Kistler Ranch

May 31, 2011 9:19 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
Rich Slade, Chris Willard and I arrived at Kistler around 8:30 AM on Saturday, May 28th. The temperature at that time was in the low 60's with a slight breeze coming out of the west.  It looked like a perfect day for bass fishing at the Ranch.

A number of members preceded us... how early do these guys get up?  Some were in the ranch kitchen when we drove up but we were anxious to get fishing so we did not join them but  drove directly to the first pond.  There we joined Rich Holubek who was struggling with a stuck valve on the his float tube.  

Once on the water we ran into a substantial amount of water plants.  The good news,  the weeds were relatively soft so I could get my fly back, the bad news, I did as much gardening as I did fishing until I found a fly that was somewhat weed resistant.

I got my first hook-up near the put in point on a bead head, crystal wooly bugger. Then nothing for an hour.  I switched to a small black popper and hooked up 5 minutes later... then nothing for another 45 minutes.  I then switched to a medium size popper, green with a bullet head and caught a small bass. Fortunately, unlike my past 2 flies, this one continued to work, albeit intermittently for the rest of the day.  

Doug and Barbara Weber were fishing with their grand daughter, a beautiful young girl who caught her first fish!  All of the members I spoke with caught fish, with Rich Holubek catching an especially nice bass.

After a great pot luck lunch we were greeted with intermittent rain and some gusty winds.  Yes, we kept fishing although there were not a lot of fish being hooked.

Dave Peterson

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