Updated on April 25, 2018
Chris and Lenlee Corish were having dinner on their back porch on Wednesday (April 11) overlooking the Trout Pond when they noticed a lot of fish breaking on the water.
Chris had not picked up his new fly rod from Orvis yet, so he took to the pond with his ultralight rod and did a few casts with a 1/4 ounce gold spoon.
"First I caught (seriously) a turtle. Then I hooked something big, which got off. Then I caught the large trout in the photo. I did not measure or weight it since I wanted to get it back in the water, but I am guessing it was around 18-inches long and close to 3 lb. It looked healthy and fat, so must be finding plenty of food to eat in the pond," reports Chris.
On Friday, April 20, Chris and visiting friends caught six trout, some on flies and some on lures.
"All trout looked well nourished. We also caught some sunfish on flies and I even caught a crappie on a small spoon on the trout pond," says Chris.
"On Saturday, April 21, we fished Long, Duck, Grassy and Smallie Ponds for bass and caught several each, nothing large, all in the 8- to 15-inch range. We caught the bass mainly on shenko worms but also caught some on diving crawdads and spinners.
"It was a nice weekend although I think the water discoloration from the the heavy rains on April 15-16 hindered the fly fishing."