ronk Posted July 15, 2008 Report Share Posted July 15, 2008 Although catching only 2 on 7/7 1 of which was small ,I left the river happy because the other one was just .5" shy of 20.Got him on a big black blockhead bassbug. As big as the fly was the fish had it all the way down its gullet.Happily I was able to remove it using forceps without hurting the bass.It would've hurt me almost as much as the fish to have returned it to the river bleeding.Tried for a timer picture but it kept washing out and so I settled for a hand shot.This was the biggest smb since the 19.75" I got last fall on the Fox. The next day I tried a new stretch.Although I'd driven oassed it literally countless times over the years I never fished it since it didn't look very good. Big mistake!Once I started fishing I could see it was a good stretch after all and I quickly got a small bass. A little later a huge bass hit the black blockhead alongside a downed tree Had him on only long enuf to know he(she) would've given the previous day's bass a run for his(her) money before he popped the freshly tied knot on the 12# test tippet.Bummer! Later I hit another bass estimated at about 17" as a kayaker came by.As i turned around to see if he' d seen the strike I must've allowed a little slack in the line and as I turned back to the fish he jumped and threw the fly.My fault for not paying attention to business.I only got a cupl more decent sized fish both largemouths.While it was depressing to lose 2 fine bass particularly the first one it was really a good day since I'd found yet another good stretch of river. On 7/10 before hitting the 2 areas I'd fished earlier in the week I decided to make afew casts to a small spot that sometimes holds bass and was rewarded with a 15" and a 16.5".Photo'd the 16 while holding him underwater.I didn't get any the rest of the day using bassbugs. Just before I quit I tried a zonker streamer and immediately started picking up a few small smb + lmb.Should've switched to a streamer sooner. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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