A Little Sunday Sink Tip Bass

Gonna post a fishing report here today, haven't done many of those lately, well...because I haven't been doing much fishing!

Really didn't go out for long on Sunday, about an hour and a half. Took Lilly to see the Jungle Book around noon (quite good BTW), and K.C. had a roller derby bout she had to leave for at 4:30, so it left a nice little window in between activities to wet a line.

Dink bass munching on a Clouser

Speaking of line, I fished with (gasp) my 6-weight rod and reel and not the tenkara setup for a change. I wanted to give the new Scientific Anglers Frequency sink-tip line I picked up to go chase shad & hybrid bass a test drive. Figure it'd work just fine for the largemouths in the pond near my house too.

Bass in the land of the sideways trees

As you can see above, I did catch a few bass. The first being the definition of dink bass, and the other more on the "medium" spectrum. The second bass did put a nice bend in the L.L. Bean Silver Ghost, and leapt out of the water a few times before coming to hand. Probably could have caught a mess of bluegill too, but I was fishing a Clouser minnow that was just a bit big for them to get a hold of, felt more than a few swipes in the shallows though.

I'm sorry that I didn't take more pictures, and the ones that I did are sort of on the sucky side. One of the fun things going around the internet these days is people freaking out if you hold a bass of any substance anyway except with two hands or vertically from the jaw, or happen to lay it in the grass next to your rod for scale.

No more than 10 degrees, bring your protractors

I get it, and I'm cool with it, but until perhaps I figure out a tripod solution, pictures of bass will probably be on the lame side. I don't even catch big bass, but I'd rather have bad pics than be virtually tarred and feathered by the internet fish handling police. Those folks are vicious.

In any event, hope you all got out fishing this past weekend, perhaps even more than an hour and a half. Seems like the weather is turning everywhere across the country (except maybe in parts of the Rockies), so time to stop tying and start fishing.

Comments

  1. Michael
    Bass on the fly is awesome, holding the bass by the jaw continues to be used by a lot pro's ---I guess they haven't got the message. Thanks for sharing

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    1. I do enjoy fishing for bass on the fly more than I thought I would. This time of year is really good for sight fishing, which is an absolute blast!

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  2. Bass on the fly is awesome. Some of the most fun I've ever had fishing. you're spot on about the weather in the Rockies. We had close to 20 inches over the weekend, so no fishing here. As far as the bass hold, I was always taught that was the was to do it with bass. What does Jimmy Houston or Bill Dance say?

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    1. Sorry for your snow. Ouch.
      Not sure what Jimmy Houston says, but isn't he the one who kisses them before he tosses them back? Yeah, no thanks.

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  3. I can't wait to see the Jungle Book. And bass is on my list for the summer. So, thanks for the heads up and intel. =)

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    1. Jungle Book is good RD, for real, went in with low expectations. It's amazing what they can do with CGI these days.

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  4. Bass are delightful on the fly, and smallmouth can lead to tendonitis.
    Well done Mike.

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    1. Thanks, don't need any tendonitis...need to see if I can go find some trout!

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  5. Looks like you had yourself a great weekend! Oh how I love those internet "trolls" who love to correct people, constantly. I had one guy comment on how I held a bass, and he said "Nice fish, but let's leave it to the pro bass tour to do the jaw breaking in the photo hold." It was about about a 15 degree angle. Ha. I get it, too. I have seen far worse holds out there, and I have never come close to those individuals.

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    1. Folks just like to be confrontational. I have no problem with somebody making suggestions, but sooooo many are so douchey about it, ugh.

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