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General RegionFinger Lakes
Specific LocationI won't tell if you won't
Time of DayEvening
Fish Caught4 largemouth bass, 6 bluegills
Conditions & HatchesOne of those beautiful sunny August afternoons, the kind that screams America like baseball, apple pie, and a largemouth bass.

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TroutnutAugust 21st, 2006, 10:08 pm
Bellevue, WA

Posts: 2737
Today I met Shawnny3 from this forum and his dad to do a little bass fishing. I think it was the first time I've ever fished for largemouth bass with a fly (though I've caught plenty of smallies).

I had hoped to finally get to test the 7-weight Scott S3 I got this past winter, and I brought it along. Or so I thought. I had it sitting in the corner of the porch along with my 9-weight, and I stupidly grabbed the tip from one and the butt from the other and headed out! Thank goodness my 5-weight lives perpetually in my car, so I had a backup when I got to the pond and found my rod didn't fit together. Now I have to find another excuse to properly break in the 7-weight... it will be my main rod for the fall runs, but I hope I don't have to wait that long!

Anyway, the little pond (so small you could cast to the middle from anywhere around it) did not disappoint. The bass seemed to really like the Dahlberg diver, and I caught two on it and missed a few others. (I also missed both the ones I caught at least once.) One that I landed was a nice 17 inches or so, just like another one which spit the hook about half an hour later.
Jason Neuswanger, Ph.D.
Troutnut and salmonid ecologist
Shawnny3October 11th, 2006, 1:40 pm
Pleasant Gap, PA

Posts: 1197
Just found this, a few months after the fact. Nice picture, Jason. It was a fun time, and I'm really glad you got into a few decent bass. I hope we get to do it again sometime, possibly in PA. Maybe next time we go it'll be my turn to catch a fish!

Take care,
Jewelry-Quality Artistic Salmon Flies, by Shawn Davis

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