Shearon Harris Lake - 3/25/2017
|As a photographer, I'm mortified by my finger marring the upper part of this picture. But this is one of the few photos I have of the Guacamole in somewhat-full fishing regalia. So I'll just have to deal with it.|
This last week I was out of town on business. By the time I returned to Raleigh on Friday, I was itching to get out on the lake again. I was hoping one of my kids would go with me but they didn't want to so it was a solo trip. I didn't have many expectations about fishing success. I just wanted to get out on the water. Good thing my expectations were in check because I didn't in fact catch much.
The weather was lovely. Mid 70s, overcast, with a light wind. Pretty ideal for enjoying the water.
The surface water temperature was about 58o, so the catfish I usually go for at this lake are still deep and sluggish. I figured I might get some crappie, but no luck there either. I didn't see or hear any other boaters getting excited, so I'm thinking the bite just wasn't very good.
|Obligatory bow, feet, and water shot!|
The fishfinder was showing pretty sparse action where I was at. I think I probably would have located more by moving deeper. I did pass over a few schools of bait fish, but overall things were very scattered. I think I'll troll a bit next time because the one pattern I did notice was that most of the ones I saw were at around 5-8 feet deep.
|No thumbs, no feet!|