|Bass Thumb. A Sign of Quality.|
|A Bobcat Hunting the Same Game We Were But This Guy Doesn't Follow The C&R Requirement of This Lake.|
By 5am the lake manager let us in and after unpacking the truck and setting up the boat, it was closer to six. We started with topwater, Chul with a large Dalhberg Diver and myself with the same large rattling fly I used the last time to land a five pounder. From the first cast, I knew the lack of sleep and exhaustion was going to affect me and my casts all day were pure shit. Chul missed a huge grab that could have been the fish I caught the last time. I managed two on top and missed a few before I switched to a slighly smaller rattling hard foam frog fly but still be enough that required a 10 weight. I thought my casts would improve with a slightly smaller fly but my casts were still ugly but capable.
floating minnow fly on my 350 grain nine weight. We moved toward Hauser and at the open we trolled slowly into a Barrett Blitz. Just in this spot we pulled at least another ten fish.
Taste of Thai was for lunch and was appropriate to follow the "hot" theme of the day. On the menu today: for appetizer we had Roti with peanut sauce and cucumber salad, for the entree we had pork green curry and pork spicy noodles. It was a grueling but rewarding two days. I'm now recuperating from the lack of sleep and being beaten down by the 100 degree sun. I can still feel the feeling of the tug in my hands and fingers. Spectacular.