Flyfished a local public pond on April 9th. Jay joined me for a few hours.
Trying for bluegills/crappies, I caught quite a few bass. When I changed flies and tried for bass, had just one missed strike. Casting into the wind was a lotta work.
Had a really nice bass...estimated 18"-20" range. Got it near shore, it was still fighting. I grabbed my line to pull it close enough to shore so I could land it. It was tiring. I got it a couple feet away and it shook free of the hook. It was still sitting within reach, but as I reached out to grab it, it darted away. DANG IT! Thought I had that one beat! ;o)
I did catch a 9.25" Pumpkinseed. Comparing pictures, it appears to be the same fish as one I caught while icefishing in January.
Jay caught a nice Pumpkinseed as well.