Had to go flyfishing during lunch...right?
The sun is really bright, the water still a bit stained from all the recent rains and wind. I fished a few spots without success, before finding some fish in the downwind corner of the pond. Action was decent once I found them, but I quickly ran out of time. I ended up catching at least 5 Bluegills, 4 Crappies and 1 Largemouth Bass.
The Crappies weren't overly large...just sort of average-sizes (9"-11" range), but they were REALLY feisty on the end of the line today! They fought HARD! The last one wasn't the longest one, but it was exceptionally thick with a big belly and SHOULDERS on it!
The bass was in the 13"-14" range, and it too had an exceptional belly on it:
I also took a poor-quality picture of an odd wading bird that I couldn’t readily identify.
I think it’s a Dowitcher…but not sure if it is a Long-Billed Dowitcher or Short-Billed Dowitcher, since apparently they are extremely difficult to differentiate. Or…it might be something else entirely! I assume it is migrating through...