Quiet 4th morning on the water

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  1. Kcahill

    Kcahill Active Member

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    Finally got some time at home to spend chasing bass. The water was right at about 68f and the water was like glass. As I walked down to the water my neighbor was already fishing off his dock and had a stringer of stockers, as I talked to him I saw a bass cruising and figured it could be a good day. I started with a popper and never changed flies, the yellow and black worked all morning. With the water so calm I started popping the fly as soon as it hit the water and most strikes were immediate.

    Probably caught 7-8 fish over 2 hours, the largest going maybe 14" and a pound and a half but plenty of fun on a 5 weight. I wish I had more time home in the summers to fish, sometimes I forget how much fun bass fishing is with a fly rod!
     
  2. Ryan Couch

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    What kind of poppers are you using. I live next to a bass lake and would like to know what to use. Can you post a picture?
     
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    I use smaller panfish type poppers mostly since in the lake I fish most of the bass are probably 12-14", I have hooked a couple that were MUCH larger than that but they are pretty rare. Like 2 or 3 times a year rare, in the picture the white one is what I normally use and I have handfuls of them I got from somewhere. They are just cheap balsa wood poppers. I also buy any smaller deer hair poppers I find when I am visiting fly shops, but most of them I find are bigger than what I would use around here.
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