TenkaraBum Challenge - White Bass

by Levi Cain
(Blanchard, OK, USA)

size 12 black killer bugger

size 12 black killer bugger

size 12 black killer bugger White Bass you can see the fly in its mouth Walnut Creek, Purcell, OK

Continuation of my Red Shiner story.
After giving up on catching a catfish on a fly due to the wind, I slowly worked my way downstream until I came across a nice large deep hole. I started looking into the depths and could see a small school of gar, a large school of buffalo, carp, and river carpsuckers and even sunfish and bass swimming around.

So I got out my fly rod again and caught a few sunfish on a size 32 Black Killer Bugger. I even had a buffalo hit my fly. However when I went to set the size 32 fly, it popped right out with only a slight thump on the line. I could also see that the buffalo wasn't thrilled and shot out of sight.

But hoping for a gar, I decided to kick up the size of my fly and put a size 12 Black Killer Bugger on the end of my line. In no time at all I ended up hooking up with a white bass - which I had no idea were even in the stream but that I assume came from Lake Eufaula. Working their way up the South Canadian River and into Walnut Creek. After a few pics, I released the white bass to be caught another day.

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