With the start of October, the fish seem to have gotten over whatever issue they had with holding up their end of the flyfishing game. Perhaps they are satisfied with their contract negotiations? I've been reading too many sports articles lately, I think.
Anyway, I went flyfishing Sunday morning, October 4, 2015. It was cloudy, with a slight breeze that would occasionally die down to practically nothing. Air temperature was chilly....started off around 40 degrees F, and rose to maybe into the upper 50's before I left. I wore a hoodie over a longsleeve tee, and long underwear under my jeans. Only my hands got a bit chilled, especially after getting wet.
Fishing was good! As usual, I was hoping to spot a Grass Carp, but never saw one. I caught a full size range of bass... from a trio of 3.5-inchers to a pair of 18-inchers. Lost one good one after numerous jumps near shore. Also had one break my line near the knot as lifted it from the water, and it fell back in and swam off, blockhead popper still sticking out of its mouth ahead of its nose. I hate to see fish swim off with my fly still in them....I expected this fish to wear this foam jewelry for awhile, but just a few minutes later the popper floated back to the surface and I was actually able to make a series of, need I say, amazing casts....and retrieved the popper for future use. :)
Here's pictures of the two 18" bass:
Typically at this pond, a fishing trip might yield 0-2 Pumpkinseed Sunfish. They seem to have an affinity for the color Chartreuse! I love catching them because they fight well and are absolutely beautiful fish....so I was pleased to catch 5 of them on this trip. The biggest measured a hair over 8.5". These two were practically twins:
Finally..a great day for CATCHING! :)