Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Float tubing action

I got out for a little Panfish outing in the metro area Sunday afternoon. Bob Bohland from the Thorne Brothers site wanted to try some tubin, so he stopped by and we loaded up the tubes in his pickup and we headed for a small lake loaded with hungry panfish.
They were not hard to find, Bob took to my tube like a duck to water. He was rearing on fish before i even had my waders on! We caught around 100 crappies and bluegills in 3 hours of fishing. They were very hungry, even hitting Bob's float on the surface!
I brought my sonar out in case they were deep, I didn't need it though. there was a bug hatch and the warm weather had the fish feeding in the shallows. They bit good, I got some on t.h.e. Jig, and on a 1/32 ounce crappie tom jig with a black and yellow stub grub. Bob got his on some jigs he made. I was wishing i had my fly rod and some poppers . weird, just like summer fishing in november. I will take it!

A decent bass toward the end of the day

Bob fished like a pro on his first tubing experience!

The biggest gill of the night for me, just over 9 inches

another good one

they can't all be big! a lot of them were not!


Dave Anderson said...

Fabulous blog along with great pictures. Gotta love the float tubes. Check out from a fellow fisherman. I would like to add you to my blog list if that's ok?


Dave Anderson said...


I replied on my blog, as well wanted to leave a message here. Thanks and I have added you to my favorites. Look forward to your posts in the future and as stated would like to talk to you about your photos. Off to the deer stand today!

Michael Thompson said...


Good luck on your hunt!


Jeff said...

Nice job, those gills are nice. It has been sometime since I have been in my tube you are making want to get out and float again.