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I had just hooked another nice Bluegill when something that was worthy of the title - the Kraken, Leviathan, Behemoth...you choose please, grabbed my poor fish and began running wildly away. All I could do was hold on and pray that this thing let's go. I had no chance of hooking the larger fish as the fly I was using was a tiny Adams Wolfe. Fortunately, it did let go.
I reeled in what was left of my bream. It wasn't good! It look like it had just gone through a nuclear blast. It's eyes were weird and distant. It had lost some of it's color and had areas of almost translucence. Scales were missing where it had been ravaged. This thing needed ICU. Instead it got placed on a bigger hook and thrown right back in. The big bass came right back and inhaled it again. This time I connected and landed a beautiful 7.5 lb bass.
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The pond I caught the first one is almost a perfect lab. It has clear water and bream that spawn very close to shore. I began noticing very large fish cruising the outer edges of these bedding areas. Sometimes they would run together in packs of two or three. Other times, a single fish would cruise by in the dominant rogue predator mode. Either way, it revealed to me exactly where these Post-Spawn fish hang, near the kitchen.
This past weekend, I witnessed a large bass chase a bream completely out of the water in a ferocious double hit. It was spectacular! Check out the video below of an example of what I am talking about:
If you like fast fishing with lots of action, this can be one of the most exciting times to fish all year long. Get out there!