I was fishing the local lake a few days ago. A hatch of midges began around
4pm, so I tied on a #20 Adams. The lake is home to a number of ducks, and
several types. When I made my first cast, 3 ducks swam right over to the Adams. They started from about 60 feet away, so they have better eyes than
. Anyway, the biggest duck went right for the Adams, and was able to
get it in his mouth/bill before I could yank it away. There was a bit of tension
on the line for a few seconds, and people watching. Fortunately, he spit
the hook! I should have mentioned that a trout had been rising in that spot,
but stopped rising after the duck incident.
I switched to a tandem nymph rig about 15 minutes later, and used a yellow
foam indicator. The same ducks came over from an even greater distance,
and took turns nibbling on the indicator!
So the question is, have you ever hooked a duck