Quote Originally Posted by sagefisher View Post
Dave,Such a wonderful selection of fish, must be a blast fishing when you have no idea what type you are going to catch.Larry ---sagefisher---
Absolutely! Fishy surprises are some of my FAVORITE surprises!When I caught the bigger Bowfin, I was using a very small microjig, as I was hoping for Orangespotted Sunfish, or small Warmouth at that time. I was working shallower water near shore when the bowfin hit. It's sometimes mystifying why a large bowfin would bother to strike such a small fly. They have big mouths! I suppose that's true of trout as well. Equally mystifying is how that tiny little hook managed to hold a big freaked out bowfin! They fight hard and even jump! When I got the fish in the net, the hook fell out, and was partially straightened!