Miissing Strikes and Losing Fish
This evening I tried a local pond for a couple of hours and managed to catch 15 good sized bream - the best I have done this spring. But had the worse day ever missing fish. Probably had 20 strikes where I failed to hook fish and also lost at least that many fish that seemed to be well hooked. Fished mostly with # 10 and 12 sponge spiders. Used my 3 wt. with 5 ft. of 8# for a leader. My hooks are sharp and barbs pinched down. Need suggestions on how to hook and land more fish. I release all fish but still want to land them.