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#11795086 - 08/24/16 05:22 PM A couple of small bass on a popper
j_hirn2 Offline
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Registered: 01/21/04
Posts: 98
Loc: Mansfield, TX
It was really windy yesterday and I hadn't planned on fishing, but the wife suggested I go for awhile after dinner and I figured if she's OK with it so am I.

Since it was so windy I took out the 8 wt but it was still a chore in the wind and I only had a small corner of the pond sort of protected from the wind and a lot of weed has grown up (I think it is Milfoil but not sure) around the banks.

Tried a white chartreuse #6 clouser and a olive woolly bugger without even a bump. The strong wind and my lousy casting form resulted in a couple of wind knots and I spent some time getting a fly out of a tree.

As it got near dark the wind died down considerably. I saw some surface activity and tied on a popper. The weeds (Milfoil?) were mostly a couple of inches below the surface so I didn't get too much junk fouling up the popper.

I caught this one (about 10 inches) and was glad the day wasn't a skunk




After that I managed to hook another tree when a saw a bass break the surface and got excited and neglected to check where my backcast was going. Luckily it came out with a gentle tug on the line.

It was getting dark and I was about ready to leave when I caught this one that went a little over 12 inches. He ran me into the weeds and I was glad I had a 10# tippet.



Both hit after I stopped the popper for about 10 seconds. It's really fun to be able to see the bass attack the bug.

So basically nothing to brag about but it's better than a poke in the eye with a sharp stick!

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#11795963 - 08/25/16 08:35 AM Re: A couple of small bass on a popper [Re: j_hirn2]
Linecaster Offline
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Registered: 02/23/06
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Loc: Richardson TX
We'll done for persevereing, the rewards tell the tale, thanks for posting.
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#11796295 - 08/25/16 11:22 AM Re: A couple of small bass on a popper [Re: j_hirn2]
RonL Offline
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Registered: 07/09/14
Posts: 372
Loc: W.Texas
Couple nice ones on that popper ! I know that's Orvis reel , is that a Orvis rod as well ?
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#11796331 - 08/25/16 11:40 AM Re: A couple of small bass on a popper [Re: j_hirn2]
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Nice post! Any time spent fishing is hard to beat! cheers
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#11796546 - 08/25/16 01:32 PM Re: A couple of small bass on a popper [Re: RonL]
j_hirn2 Offline
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Registered: 01/21/04
Posts: 98
Loc: Mansfield, TX
Ronl,

Yes it's an Orvis Recon.

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#11796699 - 08/25/16 03:07 PM Re: A couple of small bass on a popper [Re: banker-always fishing]
j_hirn2 Offline
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Registered: 01/21/04
Posts: 98
Loc: Mansfield, TX
"Any time spent fishing is hard to beat!"


That's so true. And it's nice to have a wife that tells me to go fishing.

Thanks Banker.

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#11796703 - 08/25/16 03:09 PM Re: A couple of small bass on a popper [Re: Linecaster]
j_hirn2 Offline
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Registered: 01/21/04
Posts: 98
Loc: Mansfield, TX
Sometimes my stubbornness is my best quality Linecaster.

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#11797963 - 08/26/16 08:54 AM Re: A couple of small bass on a popper [Re: j_hirn2]
Linecaster Offline
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Registered: 02/23/06
Posts: 1022
Loc: Richardson TX
If your fly is not in the water you won't catch a fish. Nothing wrong being stubborn about staying on the water.
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