Big Bass, Small Fry
I had an odd experience while flyfishing during lunch yesterday. Saw a nice swirl, and then noticed a small pod of tiny fry swimming near the surface. A decent bass sort of rolled on them a couple times. The water clarity was poor...maybe 12" at the most. I fished a 1/80 oz microjig under and indicator in the area where the bass had rolled on the fry, and came up with a 20.25" Largemouth Bass. Its the biggest I've caught on a fly rod so far, and also qualifies for an Iowa Master Angler Award. I am pretty happy about it. I was surprised a bass that size would even bother trying to eat a few tiny fry! Those things were only maybe 1/8" long! Also caught some crappies that were also rolling on the fry.