Largemouth Bass Lineup

Largemouth Bass Lineup

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Weak Willed Part One

On Monday 09/24/2012 I decided to head out to the Monocacy for a quick fishing trip.  I hadn't planned to fish at all that day.  Melissa kept telling me to go but I didn't think I should.  I have orders to fill and crap to do around the house.  Finally I broke down.  I had walked outside and it was absolutely gorgoues out.  The temp was 70 degrees, the sun was out and shining, the sky was that color blue that reminds one of a painting and there was a slight breeze.  Normally by this time of year, I have turned my attention to the trout but something told me to head to the river and chase the smallies.  I am glad I listened to my inner voice.  Still fishing with the 6wt, I managed to land 19 long ears, 5 smallies, 1 bluegill, 1 red eyed rock and 1 fall fish.  All of them were on the Clouser in size 10 but all in various color combos.  The two most popular color combos seemed to be white/gray and chartreuse/yellow though.  Great times for sure.

A couple of quick thoughts from the outing though:
while low and clear, the water was fast
smoking a cigar while fishing is great...getting the cigar and your leader/tippet together isn't
rock fish bit hard, put up a hard fight and often refuse to surrender your fly
you need to tie up more Clousers as they were the bomb


  1. Listening to the "call" often times is some of the most rewarding experiences an angler can have. Nice pictures and assortment of fish. Go Clouser!

  2. A Clouser is a fine fly. Caught my second ever trout on a fly rod with a Clouser.

  3. Nice fish! Now about that inner voice thing. It called me last night at a very late hour asking that I remind you to get to work! Please have a talk with your inner voice and let him know that I'm usually sleeping a 1 am. Thanks!