Stream Largemouths

Stream Largemouths

Don’t forget slower-moving streams holding largemouth bass in mid-summer. The fish will locate in deep pools where the water is cooler. It’s a bank-casting situation due to muddy stream bottoms, but the fishing is well worth it. After some time with “casting practice” using a variety of streamers and woolly buggers in a shady pool, a little banded water snake was violently ripped from the surface. Without a fly to replicate the appearance and action of a snake in his vest, Terry tied on a popper in hopes of creating an audible target for the bass. The last 30 minutes of daylight brought the capture of 7  largemouths that were quickly released. A good July evening’s fishing for a happy fly fisher.

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