That illustrates the interesting thing fishing this evening.
In the past several times I have hooked fish, and had other fish of the same species swim up next to them as I tried to get them to hand. Kind of a - “Oh no. Where’s Sally going? What’s happening?” moment.
Today was a bit different.
I went to a local lake to fish. Not my favorite place, I prefer fishing rivers, but sometimes it is just convenient or something different to do. At this lake you can keep any species of fish you catch, except bass. All bass are C&R.
Anyway, casting next to a boat launch dock, where I suspected many fish, maybe some big ones might be sheltering. 3 times I hooked onto a Bluegill or Sunfish. [ some small, many prime examples of why they are called Pan Fish. About the size of a small frying pan]
I was surprised the first time when immediately two or 3 large bass darted out, biting at the hooked fish. I don’t recall ever seeing that before. Not in person. It happened two more times before I went home. But they had showed their hand. I managed later to catch a couple of them, but not the larger of them. A much larger kebari may have helped entice them out, but I did not have one.
I have seen some fun youtube videos where a seal or bear rushed out to grab a fish just as it was about to be landed. Even one where a Bald Eagle swooped down, grabbed a fish and flew off with it as it was being reeled in. Even one video where an eagle took a fish away from an osprey in mid air flight. But never had it almost happen to me with a hooked fish.
I was fishing with an Etsuji Katayama type kebari, using the yellow-green Spiderwire Stealth line Stephen sent to me. I like it. It is a lot like the Fujino straight line imo. Cast about the same, and no need to remove line coil.
I’ve not done much fishing yet this spring.
I need to get away to the family vacation house four hours away. To get away from the - I want you to dig up my flower garden this afternoon. You need to remove the mower deck, remove, and sharpen the mower blades. You need to trim the lower limbs off the trees, and so on, and on. If nice weather holds on, I do plan on making that trip later this week or early next week. Stay for a couple of weeks or more. Only need to return in time to pay some bills, before heading to Topsail Beach, NC, for 9 days .
Speaking of Topsail Beach. Anyone else seen this recent news story?
She found the megalodon tooth at North Topsail Beach, the place we stay is at the other end of the island, which I think is just called Topsail Beach.