Friday night my weather app predicted ESE winds at 5 -10 mph. I figured early morning winds would be near calm and decided to take out the 3 wt. Saturday winds were 13 mph before day break. I decided to take the 6 wt, but took along the little rod too.
The top water bite I had been getting wasn't happening. I had a #4 muddler minnow with a Cypert minnow dropper on the 6 wt and a cypert minnow on the 3 wt. All I managed were some big green sunfish on a narrow channel between 2 parts of the pond.
The wind died down some and I went to the other side of the pond where a culvert drained into it to cast the 3 wt for some more sunfish.
I wish I could say I identified a likely bass hangout and made a precision cast to it to catch my bass, but the truth is I stripped out about 10 feet of fly line and cast it and my 8' leader and started stripping more line to cast to a weedline when I saw my line start to move.
I expected another greenie, but when I set the hook I knew it was a bass. It was in the drain and moving back and forth near a bunch of weeds. I always have a net but this was the first time I really had to use it. I missed it on my first try and figured I was going to lose it, but the 2nd stab I got it.
Put a tape measure on it and it was a little over 15". Not big by most standards but my best bass (so far).