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Friday's Float trip
Posted 03 August 2019 - 03:06 PM
I hit a fishy spot and noticed a bass looking up at the popper. The fish looked like a trout from Vince Marinaro's book, inspecting the popper at a 75 degree angle. It seemed like a nice 15-16 inch fish. It sipped the popper and I set the hook. It immediately jumped and it was bigger than I had thought. It ran to some sticks and logs and I was able to work it over and through the obstructions. It fought hard, we got a net on it, and released it after a quick picture.
This one we measured at 20", so I don't have to reconstruct a length with thumb widths. A beautiful fish and a terrific day. We never saw another fisherman all day.
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Posted 03 August 2019 - 03:51 PM
Great lookin' smallie Tom. Gotta love them that size on the fly rod. Once they hit that 20" mark they are just unreal how they fight
Posted 03 August 2019 - 05:04 PM
That's a Rugby Ball of a smallie !!!
Barbed hooks rule!
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