It was over to White Oak park on Good Friday. The last couple of years White Oak just doesn’t seem like it’s been as good on the fishing front – the water levels have been low and there just don’t seem to be any go-to spots without the reed beds covered by water. This day was no exception; I was out for several hours, did a full circle and worked every side of the pond, and all I caught was one tiny bluegill and a crappie that probably isn’t worth the pictures I took.
The low water levels also reveal that at the best of times, one can cast only to about a four foot depth except at the South end of the lake, which isn’t much better. I had pretty much known that previously, though walking around revealed a few stumps and boulders that would normally be structure.
I saw some foam on one stretch of shore, but not much. If what I saw was really an indicator of Bluegill spawn either the weird up-and-down temps are having an effect, the Gills are bedding beyond casting range, or the pond really isn’t much. My working assumption is the latter. White Oak park is beautiful, one can easily navigate around the whole circumference thanks to the walk/bike track, but I’ve got better places to fish at.
Just figuring out now whether I’m going out this morning. I toyed this morning with getting out at the crack of dawn, but that didn’t materialize (still too chilly out.)
Wx data below the cut.
|Mean Temperature||46 °F||-|
|Max Temperature||63 °F||0 °F||77 °F (2001)|
|Min Temperature||29 °F||-||25 °F (2007)|
|Heating Degree Days||19|
|Dew Point||27 °F|
|Precipitation||0.00 in||-||- ()|
|Sea Level Pressure|
|Sea Level Pressure||30.23 in|
|Wind Speed||11 mph (ENE)|
|Max Wind Speed||18 mph|
|Max Gust Speed||-|
|Time (CDT)||Temp.||Windchill||Dew Point||Humidity||Pressure||Visibility||Wind Dir||Wind Speed||Gust Speed||Precip||Events||Conditions|
|1:56 PM||57.9 °F||-||26.1 °F||30%||30.25 in||10.0 mi||East||13.8 mph||-||N/A||Clear|
|2:56 PM||61.0 °F||-||27.1 °F||28%||30.23 in||10.0 mi||ESE||13.8 mph||-||N/A||Clear|
|3:56 PM||61.9 °F||-||26.1 °F||26%||30.22 in||10.0 mi||ESE||9.2 mph||-||N/A||Clear|
|4:56 PM||63.0 °F||-||26.1 °F||25%||30.21 in||10.0 mi||ESE||9.2 mph||-||N/A||Clear|
|5:56 PM||61.0 °F||-||25.2 °F||25%||30.21 in||10.0 mi||East||8.1 mph||-||N/A||Clear|
|Actual Time||6:30 AM CDT||7:25 PM CDT|
|Civil Twilight||6:02 AM CDT||7:53 PM CDT|
|Nautical Twilight||5:29 AM CDT||8:26 PM CDT|
|Astronomical Twilight||4:55 AM CDT||9:01 PM CDT|
|Moon||7:45 PM CDT (4/6)||6:02 AM CDT (4/6)|
|Length Of Visible Light||13h 51m|
|Length of Day||
|Full, 100% of the Moon is Illuminated|