by Mike Schelp
I wanted to post this picture because it’s just a pretty fish! I caught him I’m Shoal Creek located in Gladstone, MO, just south of Maple Woods Community College. This is at the extreme edge of their range. There were three, connected pools that held this fish, bluegill, green sunfish and creek chubs. I was pleased that I was able to get the pic, as he barely fit in my photo tank. (That tank was a smart investment!).
“The bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten” – Benjamin Franklin
"Study to be quiet." - Izaak Walton 1653
"Be sure in casting, that your fly fall first into the water, for if the line fall first, it scares or frightens the fish..." Col. Robert Venables 1662
The hooks are sharp.
The coffee's hot.
The fish are slippery when wet.
Beware of the Dogma