Re: Surprising Catch
It's common to snag fish in spawning mode, as they're just trying to move it away from the nest. It's that time for LM's and would explain seeing the larger fish. I'm not saying you were targeting nests, but you might consider whether you wish to do so or not and look a little more into their spawning cycle in your area. Many state's bass season is closed right now. Many stay open but specify C&R. I'm not being critical, just letting you know a possibility. I've spent a lot of time chasing them, I learned their habits to be succesful. That nice fly will end up in their jaws plenty, I'm sure.