Over at my local lake today I came across this 20 incher floating about.. Obviously she bit off more than she could chew. I'm assuming this happens from time to time but it is the first time I have seen it. Trout can take half their length in bait fish and I've seen that in fish I've cleaned. Bass, by their very nature, would normally be taking in fish all the time. This one was way below the 50% mark. It could be the spiked dorsal fins got stuck.
We've been getting a lot of wind this summer in Eastern Ontario. Almost every time I'm out, I'm battling. Nevertheless I did get three larger Bass and lots of smaller ones today. Even a larger Bluegill can give a decent fight.
I solved my 3wt dilemma by bringing my 5wt 'noodle' rod. At ten feet it can wobble some flies out pretty good. It has enough backbone to take on larger fish and sensitive for the smaller ones. The usual green plastic chenille Mississippi Maiden did most of the damage but a Yellow Coney Leech was good too (Zonker style with copper wire body).