I flyfished a nearby small river on Saturday from 10:30am-3:30pm. Water level is low...Gauge Height of 2.65' and Flow Rate of only 22 cfs. Made for nice, easy wading!
I already had a chartruese microjig on the line, so started with that and caught a Creek Chub, several Largemouth Bass, Bluegills, Green Sunfish, and smaller Smallmouth Bass.
I had tied up one yellow Blockhead Popper the previous evening, specifically for this trip, although I had others with me as well. My plan was to use the Popper as much as possible to hopefully select for larger bass. I switched to standard and marabou Clouser Deep Minnows a couple times, but stuck with the popper most of the time. It paid off!
I had fished my way 1/2 back to the car, and had only caught smaller fish...no bass over 12". Then I caught a 13-incher, and thought THAT might be the biggest fish of the day.
I found a "honey hole", and caught 3 NICE Smallies out of it and some others as well. The 3 biggest were 16.5", 18.5", and 16" (caught in that order). All on the Blockhead Popper.
18.5" (new Fly Rod Personal Best for me!):
And here's some others I didn't measure, but were nice, colorful fish:
Just downstream of the "honey hole", another LARGE Smallmouth attacked my popper, and my line broke on the hookset. I felt bad...it jumped twice over the next 10 minutes trying to throw the fly. NICE fish. All in all.... a very fun day!