It took me four flies (and four hits) to get a solid hookup, but I finally got her.
My poor CGR was doubled over the entire time, and the reel nearly fell off twice when the little rings came loose (note to self: don't try to fight fish on the reel with this rod), but I eventually got her in and then, after a little reviving, she swam off OK.
Easily my best out of that pond.
And, while that was going on about twenty feet to my left there was a school of about forty six inch bass chasing a cloud of fry around. Then around the corner from that the big sunfish were up on beds and biting aggressively, and another twenty feet down I lost two other smaller, but still respectable 12-14" bass when they threw the hook during a jump (note to self: STRIP SET! Trout setting with a noodle does not work).
All in all a very cool day at the lake.
Last Edit: May 5, 2020 16:00:39 GMT -6 by glitchmo
I recently hooked a couple bass on Broken Bow Lake fly fishing out of my canoe. It sure can be addicting when these bass blow up on bass popper and then the combat to keep them out of brush. I might try this more often myself. And the right ponds can offer some of the best fishing.