Cinqo de Mayo:
Got out after work. Caught some fish, including 3 Grass Carp. The last one was the biggest (30"), caught as light was fading. It was feeding amongst some rocks along the opposite shoreline. I cast out in open water behind it...and it turned, swam out of the rocks and dove down to the fly and ate it!
Saturday...I got a late start, as I couldn't decide where to fish. Finally decided to drive 5 hours round-trip to fish for 3 hours. Was home well before dark! :)
Caught Largemouth Bass, Bluegills, Green Sunfish.... the highlights were Redspotted Sunfish, Longear Sunfish, and (new to me) Blackspotted Topminnow.
I tied some flies for a friend, then had some time to kill before picking my wife up from the airport...Hadn't really planned to fish...plus it was 90 degrees. But I went anyway.
Caught 3 more Grass Carp, a hybrid sunfish, and my first (and little) Channel Catfish of the year. Brings my 2023 Fly Rod Species List to 58 species! Best year ever!
Didn't measure this one..it was smaller: