PDA

View Full Version : Lake Manatee 11/28



SteveGibson
11-28-2008, 11:09 PM
Headed out to Lake Manatee this morning. Caught quite a few quality fish. Got some nice bluegill, speckled perch and tilapia. Caught some bass, but they were all small.

Top fly was my No. 8 Nymph FLY (Fuzzy Leach Yarn) that I just tied on Thursday. It did really well.

Specks are in the shallows and average about 1 1/2 pounds. I fished east of the S.R. 64 bridge along the north side of the lake.

Bite was semi-slow, but consistent. You just had to keep your fly in the water.

Got quite a few fish in the afternoon on the Myakka Minnow.

First speck:

http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a139/flherd1971/DSC04458.jpg

Tilapia (great fight):

http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a139/flherd1971/DSC04460.jpg

Bluegill:

http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a139/flherd1971/DSC04471.jpg

Golden shiner:

http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a139/flherd1971/DSC04476.jpg

LedHed
11-29-2008, 06:36 AM
WOW - great day. What is your rod/reel/line set up?

JSC
11-29-2008, 01:22 PM
Looks like a good day ... Black Water Fish ... either they are hitting good or not at all .... is that a Ghnee Boat you are using ??

Have a great day

JSC

SteveGibson
11-29-2008, 01:36 PM
WOW - great day. What is your rod/reel/line set up?

I was using a TFO Finesse 1-weight fly rod with floating line, TFO reel, 9-foot leader with 6X tippet. Fly was one I call a FLY Nymph on a No. 8 hook. I fished it under a strike indicator.

SteveGibson
11-29-2008, 01:37 PM
Looks like a good day ... Black Water Fish ... either they are hitting good or not at all .... is that a Ghnee Boat you are using ??

Have a great day

JSC


I was fishing out of my Native Watercraft Ultimate 14.5.