Although this is my favorite pond, the shoreline on the north side becomes squeezed on all
sides by a heavy cover of lily pads, and leaves little room for fishing. Casting a small 1/8-ounce
plug in an 18mph wind is a risky proposition with lily pads all around and cost me my fire tiger
Rapala minnow today. With a strong storm coming in for tomorrow, this closes out the month of
April for the '05 season - a month which saw a record amount of trips (12) with fair fishing.
Although the total take of 49 fish is one of the best for April, it still pales in comparison to
1995's haul of 84 fish. This April did tie the record of nine different species set in April of 1994.
Due to the fact that the end of April saw only a 44° saltwater surface temperature, I concentrated
on freshwater and set a few single species records in the process, like catching a record amount
of largemouth bass for April with 9 individual specimens being recorded. It was also the most
golden shiner and white perch recorded in April as well. All-in-all, a decent April.