Fish, friends and fellowship at King Fisher Society

Keith Sutton

Keith Sutton with another big "bullgill"

Winds whipped around us as we made our way up the creek. These winds were an indicator of a weather change. Keith Sutton and I began to cast to the steep bank with our Road Runners. After catching a few, Sutton suggested a change in tactics. We began to fish the grass mats behind us. These mats were over deeper waters. Like sargassam weed in the sea, these mats are their own ecosystem. Sure enough, Sutton was right. The larger bluegills were nearby.

The aforementioned weather change happened within the next hour. The winds died and the sun began to shine brightly. Thinking aloud, “The sun will make the shade more important. We should move to the east side of the creek”. Sutton agreed.

Huge bluegill with their larger eyes clung tightly to the shadows. We began to fight fish with a double hookup. After a few photos, we had another double. Both fish were huge. Sutton’s fish was nearly two-pounds. Sutton started calling them “Bullgills” and well, it fits.

Fishing Richmond Mill Lake at King Fisher Society is not like “Shooting fish in a barrel”. There are patterns that change with the weather and seasons. A little challenge makes the fishing even more rewarding.

Our fish fell for the Natural Science Road Runner for Trout and Panfish. Colors “copper corn” and “yellow coach dog” proved best in the tannin stained waters. Crappie and Bass readily fell victim to these colors as well.

Natural Science Road Runner for Trout & Panfish in the Copper corn color

The hard part of the trip was saying goodbye to friends Vic Attardo, Jeff Samsel, Chuck Smock, Bob Lusk and the staff at King Fisher Society.

King Fisher is many things to different people. For anglers, it is about the fabulous fishing. Birders enjoy the eagles, ospreys, and migrating birds that visit. Sportsmen love the five-station sporting clays area while hunters enjoy the guided quail hunts.

For owner Jim Morgan, it is about the history, fellowship and the lifetime memories that King Fisher Society provides. Blessings, -TJ

Keith photographed my best "Bullgill"

About TJ Stallings

45-year tackle industry veteran Marketing and Crazy Ideas at TTI-Blakemore Fishing Group (Home of Road Runner Lures and six hook brands including Tru-Turn, Daiichi, XPoint, Team Catfish, Mr. Crappie and StandOUT Hooks.) Home of Gun Protect. The opinions expressed in this blog are those of TJ Stallings and not necessarily those of TTI-Blakemore.
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2 Responses to Fish, friends and fellowship at King Fisher Society

  1. Good golly, that’s bigger than a double whopper with cheese! I’ve caught some like that up this way, in some unlikely ponds you wouldn’t have even thought to hold any fish at all, let alone whoppers like that. Good times.

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