There were hundreds of wild geese and ducks scattered all around the pond, and they had the shallow areas pretty well muddied up. Deeper areas were reasonably clear, and most of the algae mats around the shoreline were gone.
I switched back and forth between a blockhead popper (trying for bass), and a chartreuse mylar bugger (unweighted, trying for everything). I caught one decent Largemouth Bass and a 9.25" beastly Hybrid Sunfish on the blockhead popper, along with a smaller Hybrid or two, and some aggressive Bluegills. A large bass broke my line and stole one of the blockhead poppers!
|9.25" Hybrid Sunfish...inhaled the blockhead popper!|
While I was fighting one of the Pumpkinseeds, a BIG bass attacked it right in front of me! I tossed some flies around for it, be never saw it again....although I had some really good strikes on a blockhead popper that never got hooked up.