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Small creek Bass
by Mike Schelp
Tiny Large Mouth Bass
I was fishing Line Creek in Kansas City, North. This is a small creek about 15-20 feet wide that is only about 6 inches deep with the occasional pool of about 2 feet. I was using my Tenkara rod (3.3 m), about 13 feet of #3.5 level Line, 5’ of 5X tippet and a size 18 olive wet fly. I had caught about 30-40 bluegill and creek chubs, which are my primary quarry around where I live. I felt a light tap and set the hook. I immediately knew this wasn’t a chub. Using my photo box, I snapped the picture. I’m probably the only person that fishes this creek, which is a shame. I also saw a gar, around 18-20” long cruising a very productive pool. It was a great day fishing in a beautiful area!
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