Fished lake oolagah for the first time this weekend. It did not dissapoint.
Picked up 1060lbs of blacksmithing coal this weekend. Spring is coming and with it new smithing projects. I should be able to forge weld now so this opens up a lot of new options.
This is just after the differential clay hardening. The hamon is visible in some of the bottom pics.
Just talked to the Arcadia lake office, parks/ramps officially closed but folks are still welcome to park at the ranger station and walk to the dam.
Blues really heatin up catching 4/5 cats as blue. Webt out a few hours with Herb and his buddy Richie(?) and dual boat fished the point cove across from the south side of the dam. Including a pic of how I do my cut shad. Hook goes throughthe folded tip and through the eye socket, change out bout every 15-20mins.
Blues are biting hard on cut shad off rocky points 15-20ft down in the day, 5-10ft in coves all night. Channels too but seeing 5 blues for every channel (excellent). Shad plentiful along the dam around 5-10ft deep on the bottom. Shadzilla’s brother and cousin made an appearance today. Crappie biting hard between 7 and 9pm in shallows. Water is high, carp are splashing around in the weeds everywhere. Caught 2 blues while typing this. 3AM and still biting strong.