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!