Blog by: Lloyd Tackitt 11/27/2017
Those are the weights of the Bass I caught today, standing in one spot, using night crawlers for bait. I used my 5 weight fly rod as usual, so they were all a blast to catch.
7 bass, 20 total pounds, not a bad stringer...well except they didn't go on a stringer, they went back in the water. Also caught two of those big old red ears, they weighed north of a pound but less than two pounds each. When I was bringing them in the Bass were attacking them like crazy. But they were too big for these Bass to eat handily.
My scale just shows pounds only so I'm not sure what the ounces would be to add to these weights, it's one of those boca gripper types, but not that brand. Calibrates to be fairly accurate using known weights.
Night crawlers are an excellent Bass bait - as it turns out.
opencage, CO 11/27/2017 8:39:19 PM
Nice Lloyd, sounds like a ton o' fun. How do you fly fish those crawlers? Bobber, no bobber? Stripping 'em? Dead drift? All the above?
Lloyd Tackitt (Lloyd Tackitt), TX 11/28/2017 6:28:34 AM
What works best for me is I float them under a small airflo airlock strike indicator, which acts like a tiny bobber. I hook the worm in the head end and let the worm dangle like a snake. This spot is four or five feet deep at most so I'm suspending the worm two to three feet deep, just keeping it up off the bottom. I let it dead drift with the wind and current. When the Bass takes it I wait for about 15 seconds before setting the hook as the Bass seem to take off with just a bit of it in their mouth, then go hide from the other Bass and settle down before taking the hook end in.
opencage, CO 11/29/2017 10:24:03 AM
Gotcha, thanks for the good info! Thatís a long wait, mustíve taken you a few fish to figure that one out.
Lloyd Tackitt (Lloyd Tackitt), TX 11/29/2017 10:40:37 AM
It IS a long wait, but once you get used to it not so bad. Took some real nail biting though... :-)