Wednesday, May 14, 2014

One Heck of a Fish

This afternoon a wind was blowing and it was cloudy. Perfect weather for bass. I  went to a big lake, the first time this year to fish that water. It is unusual as it is fairly close and has great fishing. A bug went on that looked half crayfish, half dragonfly nymph.
   A few casts in a notably productive area went untouched. This particular location has given me several smallmouth over three pounds and a duo of largemouth exceeding five. A 27 inch pickerel and probably 5,000 perch were also landed there. It was with little surprise then, when the fly was picked up with a light take reminiscent of a white perch. The first ten seconds of fight were also characteristic. Then it simply got bigger.

The fish that then jumped was by no means a small one. The big bronze smallmouth repeated the spectacle twice and then fought hard. They never give up easily The fish I landed was the best on a fly for me in this lake to date. The other big boys were eaters of soft plastics and spinners baits. 

Well Hooked


  1. Great looking Smallie! Congrats man.

  2. That is one heck of a smallie indeed! Well done! I really enjoy your blog - thanks for taking the time to make it fly!

  3. A Beauty... on a great tie. That lake will hold many suprizes.
    Fish on...

    1. Thanks, it certainly does. I have seen a native brook trout of a fair size and some cool catfish come out of it.