It was a pretty nice day out today, so after work yesterday I decided to hit the water again in search of perch. Arriving to the spot (the same one as last weekend), this is what presented:
The perfect perch rock fishing spot almost submerged!
Jamie and I fished at the bottom of a waterfall, and saw more perch than ever but couldn’t get any decent-sized bites. At first I didn’t recognize this fish due to the dark colour:
A rock bass. My first time seeing such a dark one. I read about rock bass afterwards and discovered they can rapidly change colour to match their surroundings.
We were the only humans there, but not the only ones fishing:
A blue heron waiting for his next victim.
I am not sure on the ID of this bird.. but there were many of them flying overhead.
A seagull devouring a perch.
A beaver that swam close by the entire time.
The most perch I’ve EVER seen!! I had to exaggerate the colour a bit so the fish could be visible. They were somehow holding in a corner below a mill through a really strong current. Can you see that monster-sized one? I wish I could catch her!! I think next time I may use worms.. these fish have seen it all! Real bait may be the only trick.
We left just in time avoiding a heavy downpour! We definitely need some rain though.
Have a great weekend!