A couple of weeks ago I posted about catching a catfish on a fly. Obviously I thought this was the one and only time I would ever have that happen. Seriously…if you know your fishing, what are the odds? Fishing on Tuesday evening, It was cold and cloudy. No bugs winging along the water so I decided to fish low and slow with a black bead head woolly bugger. After the cast I let it sink for a ten count before working the fly. Slow trolling it with a twelve in strip, then a two count pause, then a twelve-inch strip and on it goes. I knew I was fishing deep but so far hadn’t pulled in any lettuce off the bottom. Ten feet from shore and I got slammed. I knew right away I had foul hooked another cat. Imagine my surprise when he peaked his head out of the water with my fly stuck in his lip. I was alone on the water, so I did what any good angler would do, I jumped up and down, shouted to the heavens, patted myself on the back for being that awesome and posed for lots of pictures. All in all, great celebration.
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