I had 2 separate fishing outings this evening. The first was at a public pond in a nearby town, while my son was at one of his activities. Tough conditions with a front that moved through around mid-afternoon. Fish weren't very active. Weeds were also pretty thick along shore.
I decided to try the Bass Gurgler on this pond, just to see what I could come up with. It is extremely rare for me to catch ANY bass at this pond. I ended up catching at least two bass (nothing big), and had several others on that managed to not get hooked or quickly freed themselves. About the time I had to leave, I found a spot that had probably 100 bluegills in a small area. I'm sure I could have switched flies and caught a bunch in short order, but decided to let them be...this time.
The second fly-fishing outing of the evening was after we got home. It was a little after 8pm, and the sun was still above the horizon. I went a public pond not far from my house.
I still had the Bass Gurgler on my line, so I stuck with it pretty much the entire night. I ended up landing 8 Largemouth Bass on it, had about a 1/2 dozen decent fish (bass) that managed to shake free before I landed them. I also landed 2 bluegills on the Bass Gurgler. The biggest fish of the evening was this 16.5-inch bass. It looks recently "spawned out".
The foam on this Bass Gurgler is getting "chewed up" by bass teeth. "Badge of Honor" and all that...Its still working very well. I need to tie up a few more spares, because this pattern is WAY outperforming the foam bass poppers I was previously using.