Flyfished a City pond late afternoon Sunday, from 3:45pm-5:30pm. Targeted Bluegills. Uses a glass beadhead woolly bugger pattern for awhile. Caught some nice Bluegills and a chunky bass. Switched to a chartreuse microjig under an indicator, and caught quite a few more dandy Bluegills. Ended up landing 28 really nice Bluegills (up to at least 8"), and the one fat bass (guesstimated 13").
The Bluegills and Bass all fought REALLY well. As usual, I was impressed with the size of bluegills in this particular pond. We've ice-fished it in the past, and for some reason the fish are always extremely hard to find in this pond. One thing I noted was that some of the bigger bluegills had some sort of lesions...that looked like globs of slime stuck to them. I've seen it before in other places, not sure what the cause is. Also caught one 'gill that had it so bad that it had a large open wound on one side of its body. Strange. Again...with all the fertilizers and herbicide/pesticides that run into these ponds, I sure wouldn't ever EAT any of these fish. :icon_puke_l: Still great fun to catch, though! :toothy4:
Here's some pics: