However, we are saved out here in the East with the opening of Bass season. It is a 2 1/2 hour drive for me but catching one like this makes it worthwhile. I've always wanted to try mouse patterns so I made up a few. No need to go deep and it is much more fun to dry fly fish.
Also got a three foot pike on a Mississippi Maiden (you would have to be an Ottawan to know that fly!).