Saturday, June 11, 2011

Another good day

A smallmouth/spotted bass hybrid
 A smallmouth buffalo caught on 4 lb test....
Still no fight...
 Top fly is brand new
Bottom fly is after a lot of fish
 Cool Fossil I found

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Dry Fly Fishing

Hit the river today. Normally during the summer on calm mornings you can find large schools of buffalo sucking midges off the surface. I'll stick to calling them midges because I don't know enough about entomology to identify exactly what they are. But a size 18-22 grey foam wing emerger normally gets the job done.

I don't get these fish.... for their size they should fight a whole lot more. I was using a 3weight to catch'em today and a 3/4 to 1 lb bluegill have them beat pretty easily.
 Didn't spend to long messing with the buffalo since I needed to make the 3 mile paddle to get to a hole that normally holds some smallmouth. Caught 6 or 7 smallies to 16".