Went to the little panfish creek by our house hoping for enough little guys to fry up for dinner.
It was a slow day. 1 catch and 1 nibble between the group of me and the 2 oldest boys. I’m going to blame the United States Air Force for the slow fishing.
Where we were fishing is about 2 miles from an Air Force base and about 5-6, F-16’s were flying super low and loud on and off most of the day. Had I not been trying to fish it would have been a cool sight. I have a feeling it was scaring the fish it was about the loudest I have ever heard it even in all the years we have lived near the AFB. If it wasn’t spooking the fish I’m going to use it as an excuse.
Towards the beginning I threw in a black, blue gill fly I tied on a number 10 Mosquito hook. Water was murky so I thought black would be the way to go. I got a nice bite and started reeling it in and figured out pretty quickly it was more than a blue gill so I got worried I’d lose the fish on the tiny hook. I was able to put up a better fight than the fish and hauled in a nice 2 pound large mouth bass.
It did feel great bringing in a fish on a fly I tied my self with some Hobby Lobby craft feathers and no pattern. Looks like a wet rat in the picture but It looked good to the fish so I was happy.
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