Tuesday, April 11, 2017

April 9, 2017

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.


  1. Congratulations on getting a good day of fishing in. That "Bigger Bass" awaits another battle with you, Dave. Dang fish has a smile on his face and a wink in his eye this morning!

    1. Hey, I'm up for that challenge. Those bigger bass have gotten big because they are efficient hunters. They could potentially eat their daily portion of food in 10 minutes of hunting. Being in the right place at the right time counts for everything. It doesn't happen often. This is why it can be so heartbreaking to lose one that is (finally) hooked. But as I've said before....its ok if the fish win sometimes.