2018’s Great Beginning

2018’s Great Beginning

Finally! A warmup after bitter cold days. Terry waded a spring branch that enters a favorite warmwater stream in search of migrating bass seeking warmth and food. Using a 5-wt., intermediate sinking line, a 4-ft. section of 4X tippet, and a size-8 woolly bugger drifted through pocket water enabled the catch and release of 7 smallmouths of 10 to 12 inches. When the action slowed casts into a slow eddy brought 5 fat rock bass to the net. A few tugs on the line make winter way easier to manage.

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