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Friday's Float trip

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#1 MuskyFlyGuy


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Posted 03 August 2019 - 03:06 PM

On Friday my wife and I had a float trip with a guide in northern Wisconsin.  Fishing was tough, but we managed to catch some fish.  The fish we were catching were on the bottom.  I told the guide that as of yesterday, I had not caught a bass on a popper this season.  He said the rest of the float I had to fish a Boogle Bug.  That is a fly we have had some spectacular days using.
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 smile.png smile.png smile.png

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Posted 03 August 2019 - 05:04 PM

That's a Rugby Ball of a smallie !!!  

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