We met up during my lunch hour on Friday to flyfish a public pond. Jay caught a bunch of fish, mostly small crappies. I caught just 2 small crappies and then spent much of the remaining time trying to entice one of the fairly numerous nice bass into striking. I was unsuccessful.
Jay spend the afternoon fishing Saylorville and Big Creek. He can comment on that if he wishes.
Friday evening I talked Jay into flyfishing some local ponds again. The first one we fished, I was the second angler there. But soon there was something like 14 people around a fairly small area of the pond! Busy place! We didn't stay long. I caught 3 Crappies, 3 Hybrid Sunfish, and 4 Bluegills.
Then we drove to a different pond and resumed flyfishing. There, I caught 6 Crappies, 1 Largemouth Bass, and 7 Bluegills. My biggest 2 crappies were 12" and 13", both REALLY fat. I assume they were females with eggs.
This is the 12-incher:
This is the 13-incher:
And here's the bass (with Jay in the background):
Saturday evening, I coerced Jay into flyfishing with my again, and we hit that last pond again. No biggies this time.
I caught 9 Crappies, 3 Largemouth Bass, and 9 Bluegills.
All these fish were taken on a chartreuse 1/80th oz microjig about 18" below an indicator.