16 March 2012
Urban Fly Fishing
Being Spring Break and desperately wanting redemption from the Nolan River's cruelty, we decided to give it a try. Country Brooke is located @ Frankford and Voss, just west of the Tollway. It is a pretty park with plenty of access and plenty of healthy, young Bluegills and Largemouth Bass that loved the Cody and GirlieBuggers on floating lines with long leaders stripping slow, long retrieves, and a sink tip line with moderate, medium retrieves.
We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and will revisit this park, especially since we had seen evidence of two spawning beds, and got a kick out of the female who began building her nest during the middle of the day. I pretty much stayed in one very productive spot. A female LMB came very close to shore, and my shadow, casting, and catching fish did not deter or run her off. I tried to do what Casey Ryan did with his Bedded Bass video, but the water was too murky. I did get some nice stills and enjoyed seeing the Bluegill in their myriad shades. It was a fun morning on the water.
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