1/24 Chunk on Fly

left work a tad bit early...

tied on a bend back that I had **** a few nights before to see how it swam. My buddy was using a gurgler and was getting 2lb bass all day. I ended up tossing towards a culvert, two strips, and the water erupted. Had to remind myself where I was because it was such an aggressive strike I imagined tarpon or big snook. Solid chunk. Need to figure out how to not make my fish look smaller in the photos.


  • ShadowcastShadowcast Posts: 1,009 Officer
    Solid bass on fly!!! I am waiting to see some that big in my ponds. So far they are up to about 13".....at least that I have caught.
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  • Carl BlackledgeCarl Blackledge Posts: 674 Officer
  • ShallowExpectationsShallowExpectations Posts: 380 Officer
    Shadowcast, i'm waiting to see beds myself. Its about that time.

    Bass fishing is great. They are so eager and aggressive it's how I've been testing out flies. Can't just do a pool when i want to cast it and strip it in plus have a chance to see if it stays together.

    Anyone know what kind of flies would be effective to throwing into heavy cover on Lake O for the bass beds?
  • MistermtdMistermtd Steinhatchee Posts: 76 Greenhorn
    Anyone know what kind of flies would be effective to throwing into heavy cover on Lake O for the bass beds?

    Frog patterns in season, something "slider-ish". Mice. My usual approach is to throw something big. Important part is an effective weed guard so that you can get the pattern to come thru and not effect your hookup rate too badly. A big part of coming thru cleanly is stripping the line in short strips when your fly is approaching a weed or pad. Give the fly time to ease over the obstacle rather than trying to brute force it thru. Also, when your fly slides off the pad/weed/whatever, let it sit just a bit and then one small twitch. You're trying to draw a strike from a lurking fish and you want to give it just enough time to be seen and then be seen as alive.

    Reach casts to "parade" long the edge of stuff can be useful too.
  • Bob1shBob1sh Posts: 43 Deckhand
    I've been bass fishing quite a lot lately since I haven't been able to get to the salt and I've caught a few 5-7 lbers on top water flies. I used to loathe bass fishing because the fight is boring compared to anything in shore but lately the top water bite has been good for me! Nice fish!
  • USNavy_AnglerUSNavy_Angler Posts: 473 Officer
    I found two solid 3 pounders nesting the other day. Picked one off and let the other stay. Checked on him/her 3 or 4 days after and it was still there thankfully. :) Awesome fish!
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  • AmuricanAmurican Posts: 168 Officer
    That's a nice catch! I caught a 2lber but I'm looking for a bass like that.
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  • redjimredjim Posts: 774 Officer
    Nice job, small,…? bro in that last photo fish looks huge.

  • E-typeE-type Posts: 246 Officer
    :thumbsup. Looks like fun

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