Seems like every week this year we've had a cold front push through. No action, water temperature 68 - 69 degrees. These tropical fish are just lethargic. Then after a week of Kona winds and warm days the water temperature hit that magic 80 degree mark and the peacock bass went wild... Shoots, everything started eating.
BG... This is the first bluegill I've caught in 4 months.
Sean and Bass... The bass were also eating... well, the "Under 10 pound" ones anyway.
RD Red Devils were every where and very aggressive. The Tenkara is perfect for site fishing these colorful guys who were holding right against the shore. The bright color makes them easy to spot in clear water.
Stan - RD... This fish weighed a little over one pound. The average size is 1/2 to 3/4 pound.
Stan - PB... I had to switch to a conventional fly rod to land a peacock bass. The peacock bass were running from 3 to 5 pounds and just too much for my 4# test leader on the Tenkara rod. I would try to take the fly away from the peacocks, but sometimes they were just too quick for me. The good news is... the light leader broke as advertised and the rod didn't. LOL A very fun afternoon.