Monday, May 10, 2010

Night Fishing, 5-9-2010

I fly-fished last night at the crappie pond. Where have all the crappies gone?? I admit I fished for bass with a topwater foam popper along most of the areas where there appeared to be crappies working, so I probably COULD have caught more. I did catch 2 bass up to 14" (lost a 3rd one that looked to be maybe 17"), and 5 crappies, and 9 bluegills (tiny!)...

I also caught a 19" channel catfish on a white boa yarn leech:

And...When I made my cast, I really did NOT intend to hook this thing, but he swam into my line. I was hoping he wouldn't get hooked, but he did. Landed my first Muskrat! Actually, he landed himself. Once he felt the hook, all he wanted to do was get out of the water! Here he's still in the water, but once he was on land, I eventually was able to grab the hook with some pliers and pop it out. I never did see blood...the red in the picture is the thread head of the fly. Maybe I should've clipped some fur for dubbing while I was at it??
I probably made him really time I'm fishing at night, he might sneak up behind me and chew my leg off!


  1. ew that is a nasty looking thing!

  2. Yes, it sort of is. Sort of cute, too. At least its alive, and not a floating dead carcass. THAT would be gross!