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What a rush! This carp tore me up and seriously challenged my 6 wt with 3x (8 lbs) tippet. About a 25 minute argument. Hit Canyon Lake at first light. What an overlooked fishery. We caught good numbers of LM's, smallies, bgills, warmouths, yellow bass, and carp. Easy to find shade under the canyon walls. Ran into Bayou, a zoner as he was weighing a beautiful 4.5 LM. Don't know much about bass boats but his 187 Champion sure looked flyfisherman friendly!
Love my Whaler but got me to thinking!

OTF:)

We did get skunked early on but the last pic shows we finished big!













Big fish of the day!

 

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Great job guys! A nice variety & it looks like fun. Did you sight-fish that carp, or did you just get lucky? What a tank :)
 

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Looks like a great outing. I took my first bass on a flyrod yesterday myself. First time I ever targeted anything other than trout with one. I was using the same 8' 5 wt I use for everything to cast a 2" saltwater popping bug. It was a lot of work. Just curious what fly line you were using, and how big of flies you were casting?

I have two reels spooled up and have a 10lb (6 wt flyline) and 12lb (7 wt flyline) tippet on them that I set up years ago just to go target bass, but never got around to it until yesterday. I was always paranoid I would stick the bass of a lifetime on a fly and be toast when he wrapped me.
 

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Looks like a great outing. I took my first bass on a flyrod yesterday myself. First time I ever targeted anything other than trout with one. I was using the same 8' 5 wt I use for everything to cast a 2" saltwater popping bug. It was a lot of work. Just curious what fly line you were using, and how big of flies you were casting?

I have two reels spooled up and have a 10lb (6 wt flyline) and 12lb (7 wt flyline) tippet on them that I set up years ago just to go target bass, but never got around to it until yesterday. I was always paranoid I would stick the bass of a lifetime on a fly and be toast when he wrapped me.
Hey Bob! Congrats on the bass. It is addicting. You 5 wt will handle " the bass of a lifetime" no problemo. I fish with a 2wt overspooled with a 3 wt floating line and a 6 wt with a sink tip line for deep water situations. Your saltwater plug is too heavy. I'll bet it was work... Use deer hair poppers and deceivers or clouser minnows. They always work the best for me.

Don:)
 
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