The bottom fish is not a bass but rather what is call a Fall Fish. They are becoming more common. This one is a good size. They are actually quite fun to catch. It tried three times on three casts to down the mouse. And made a few jumps.
It is still too warm to go trout fishing. I was at my favourite brookie lake yesterday and the surface temp was 80F! That is 8 degrees warmer than more than a week ago. I had a few hits but was glad they got off quickly. I did not stay long. Guess I will just have to continue having fun with SM Bass. Poor me!