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7-06-04 - Sunset over Independence Grove

7-06-04 - Independence Grove

Waters Fished: Independence Grove
Fish Caught: 0
Outing Date: 7-06-04
Weather: Partly Cloudy
Air Temp: upper 70's
Water Temp: didn't take it
Water Level: normal
Water Color: Clear, visibility 4-5 feet
Fish Species: Largemouth Bass, Bluegill, Crappie
Pattern Fished: Flying Bunny
Pattern Color: Black, Purple, Black & Olive, Black & Chartreuse
Fishing Quality: nonexistent

Ha, this report is so easy it's laughable. I was on my way up to my folks house to put the FINISH on the Team Ozark Chronicles Fly Rod & Reel 2004 Trout Bum Tournament Rod (what a MOUTHFUL!) and well, I figured I had a bit of time to kill....so I stopped on over at Independence Grove...heck it's on the way!

Well at least I didn't pay to park just so I could get skunked. Those summer concerts are a nice little perk for the angler...

Yeah, that's right, you heard me, skunked. Totally skunked. Plenty of Bluegills around if I really, really wanted to avoid a skunk, but honestly I think that if you didn't go out targeting PANFISH then you probably SHOULDN'T use them to break a skunk. Just my opinion...take it or leave it. I admit, it does hurt this fly angler to watch the 5 highs chool guys fishin' bait (and listening to the Cubbies) totally slay 'em while I'm flogging the water with a bunny leech! You should've seen the looks on their faces when I showed up and they asked "You're FLY fishing???"

Oh well, at least I got the rod done!

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