Damsel nymphs have always been my go-to sunfish fly & rarely do the swallow the hook.
That reminds me of a good point, I have had a lot of swallowed nymphs with panfish. Only one that couldnt successfully extract.Damsel nymphs have always been my go-to sunfish fly & rarely do the swallow the hook.
That's a crazy looking fish.great day on the local flow today. I fished a double nymph rig under an indicator for the first time for s-n-g's. Landed two doubles, for the first time. It is a bit discombobulating with two fish on the line. Also check out my chub!
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Not only crazy looking, One of the few fish that actually build nests, tooThat's a crazy looking fish.
No scar or anything, scales were perfect. I wonder if it some genetic defect. He fought just as hard as the other ones thoughIsn't that crazy that wound healed perfect and the fish appears fine? Mother nature always amazes.
Heron strike as a young'n would be my guess but it's just a guess.No scar or anything, scales were perfect. I wonder if it some genetic defect. He fought just as hard as the other ones though
See and I always figured bluegills were more into cans. How wrong I was!My guess is that this particular strain of bluegill have evolved over the millennia to grow up with a built-in bottle opener.
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This guy had a bad day!
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