Checking Out the Nooks And Crannies

Checking Out the Nooks And Crannies

Carrying a 3 wt., floating line, a 9′ leader tapered to 4X, and a size-10 black Bully Spider, I crunched across a gravel bar in search of Green Sunfish and Longear Sunfish. Deadfalls divert the current from protected pockets in the long pool chosen for my first casts. Solid strikes greeted my casts that were vertically dropped among the branches and logs. Several of the muscular green sunfish won the battle to stay at home but faar more were brought to hand and released. Many pockets held brightly-colored longear that hit like they wanted to steal my rod and reel. Their beauty rivals any fish that swims. Big fish are fun, but some evenings sunfish are “funner.”

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