Sometimes in the sport of Urban Fly Fishing, a little comfort goes a long way.
What I mean by comfort fishing is getting out to one of your Honey Holes. A place where no matter what the conditions, you are going to catch something!
Lately the Winter Fishing Blues have got me dreaming of big bedding Largemouth Bass, although I don’t mind catching a Rainbow Trout or two as evident in my last post Timing is Everything.
Micropterus salmoides of the Black Bass family is defintely the species closest to my Fly Fishing Heart.
Being the stubborn person that I am, I’ve been hitting the local Park Lakes in hopes of sneaking in a couple of fish before early spring.
However the fishing has been slow, and the couple of Bass that I’ve been able to get on the other end of the line are on let’s just say the “Small Side”.
So what is an Urban Bass Fly Fishing Fanatic to do?
I’ll tell you what I’m to do, head to a little stream Honey Hole in Northern Orange County that produces Green Sunfish all year long.
Okay they’re not Largemouth Bass, but they look similar and they are a ton of fun to catch.
I arrived at my Honey Hole dusting off my 3 weight and pulling out an assortment of Trout Flies.
A little size 16 Caddis with a dropper 18 Red Copper John tied on and I was off to the races. I’m talking fish, after fish, after fish!
After about an hour. I had pulled in over 40 Greenies and I decided I had all the comfort I needed.
Refreshed, I drove away already drifting off into thoughts of what the spring Bass Fishing of 2012 will have to offer.
I know the fish I caught were small, and most people want to see us catching some huge 10 pound Largemouth Bass out of Castaic Lake with Larry Kurosaki in the front of the boat.
Trust me, so would I!
But that’s just not us. We are just a couple of regular guys that love Fly Fishing, and love to catch fish no matter how big or small.
It’s just about the Urban Fly Venturing, a Disease Worth Catching!