A lot going on in the non-fishing part of my life this weekend, so I couldn't get out for a proper trip. Had to make due with sneaking off to a nearby river when I had a spare hour or two. Sometimes though, that kind of dash-and-cast fishing works out just fine.
Caught several fat spotted bass in the 16-18 inch range -
as well as quite a few white bass and yellow bass -
The water was loaded with baitfish. I could feel them bumping my fly line as it was swinging through the current and I occasionally foul-hooked one. The bass were corralling balls of these small fish in the slack water and tearing into them. A Clouser was the ticket and the one I tie for this water was a pretty fair match -
The weather was crappy most of the weekend with cold steady rain riding on gusting winds and coming in sideways, which was ok by me because that sort of thing keeps everyone else at home. I had the river pretty much to myself except for one other diehard. I watched this guy for quite a while. He was superb angler never missed a strike. When he made his move he always came up with a fish.
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