My long time client Bernie Moore took full advantage of my after school special yesterday- and had a blast! He had a new 5 weight outfit that he wanted to christen and what better way to do that than to get into some bronzebacks!
|18" to kick things off!|
We hit the water around 4. We had a bit of a slow start- the bright sun may have been a factor in that- and we had a bit of a failure of a braided loop resulting in a lost leader. I only mention that because I have seen it more than a few times and I make my own loops with the fly line. I will do a tutorial on that sometime soon, but I did a quick field replacement while Bernie fished with my rig. That got things started off right! The Zombie did the trick once again!
Bernie picked up a nice rock bass with his new rig and shortly after that he got into smallie. It was a nice 13-14" fish and he was pretty excited about it. He said (and I quote) "Those 13-14" fish put up the best fight!" replied that I thought the big ones weren't half bad either. We tested that theory shortly after that with a 19" bruiser. I think that Bernie changed his mind on what bass fight the best!
|20.5" and 18" double!|
After Bernie landed 10 fish (including a decent little rainbow) he graciously allowed me to fish with him (thanks Bernie!). I picked up a couple of nice fish- starting out with a 19" fish. To close out the day we got a double! Just an awesome day on the water! Bernie is a blast to spend the day with and I was very happy to have him out with me again. I did leave the Boga-grip at home this time though....
|Piggie bass are on the menu!|
|That is the smile I like to see on a client's face!|