I got called for jury duty today, but when I got to the courthouse they announced that the 2 trials scheduled for today had been cancelled and we all got released. Since it was only 9:30 I went home, picked up my fly rod and hit a large pond near my house.
I started out throwing a popper but didn't get any hits. After awhile I tied a woolly Bugger to the back of the popper and tried a popper dropper. My third cast I caught a medium sized tree on the woolly Bugger and broke it off. It wasn't too high but it was up a pretty steep bank and the grass was slick so I left it there.
I tied on a bream killer and moved down the bank. After about 20 minutes I caught this 11" bass.
I fished for about an hour more trying different pond locations and flies with no luck. I got bored and decided to head home. On the way back I passed by where I had lost the woolly bugger and could see fishing line hanging out of the tree. I decided to try and get it back and managed to stumble up the slope, grab the line, and bend the branch enough to get it back.
After all that trouble I figured I should give it a try and tied it on and cast it out. My third cast out I caught a green sunfish.
Two casts later I caught a bluegill.
Then about 2 minutes later I caught another small bass.
After that the bite quit there so I moved back down the bank and caught 2 more greenies one of which I caught when I dropped the fly in the water and was stripping line off my reel to prepare for my first cast.
On the way back to the truck I stopped one more time where I had caught the quick 3 and pulled in one more green to end my day.
No work, no jury duty, and some pulls on the line. Not a bad day.