Green Castle Lake

Saturday, June 25, 2011 0 Comments

Earlier this month I went back to Iowa to see my family and grandparents. While there my father and I fished Green Castle Lake. I remember fishing this while in High School, it was completely grown over and you couldn't fish at all. In the years since, it looks as though they have added some Grass Carp and really managed the lake well. The state record Crappie at 4 lb came out of their and they list Northern Pike in the special regulations. We didn't catch either of those species but we did land a few small largemouth. We saw some 5 lb + fish but they were in spawn and no matter what we threw at them they were not interested. Overall it has become a beautiful lake, a promising fishery, and more than anything else it was great to be able to fish with my father. 

Quite an Attractive Lake

My Dad Fishing. 


Birthday Bass

Saturday, June 25, 2011 , , 0 Comments

May 30th, as I age that date has changed from a day of celebration to one in which I dread. One year older.  Yesterday it seemed as though I was 19. Now I am 26. Either way and no matter how much I dreaded it, my friends and family still made it special. I was able to see Lisa and Bret took me out fishing that night. We hit our favorite honey hole and I scored two decent bass. Here are the pics. 

3 Lb Largemouth Wacky Rig. 

2 lb on Strike King Series 5 Sexy Shad Crankbait. 

After fishing our honey hole we went to Lonestar Lake to try some fly fishing. With 25 mph gusts it proved a bit difficult so we headed to a cove and didn't pick up too many fish, just small fry, but still had fun.