Early Bird Gets the Worm
Working Kissimmee Grass
How to Catch Bass on a Fly Rod
Like clockwork, the Bass turned on after about 45 minutes of us working the Kissimmee Grass and the bite was on for the next 3 hours! I told Peter this was the perfect opportunity to catch Bass on a Fly Rod, since they would be close to the surface and feeding on little glass minnows. A fly can be small, lightweight, and suspend in the water column much better than a artificial lure. Peter laid out a beautiful cast with my Temple Fork Outfitters 6wt Mangrove fly rod and hooked into another solid Bass. The key was doing short, fast strips of the line to give the fly the correct action. The fly he used was an all white fly I personally tied called a Schminnow. After a we caught more fish the wind began to get stronger so I handed Peter my TFO 8wt Mangrove fly rod. We were using a small bass pattern fly which the Bass absolutely loved. We would drive to where we could see the Bass schooling, then Peter would make a cast into the school with his fly and Andy with a spinning rod. Andy also caught a bunch of fish on topwater plugs and a Senko!
Bird Watching on the Butler Chain of Lakes
November Bass Fly Fishing Video
Written by Captain Austin Keaton