Unexpected Catch

Unexpected Catch

John E Moore

Mount Vernon Washington

I was fishing a small lake in North Central Washington, catching mostly small Crappie, Temperatures started out so low that I had to break ice out of the guides for the first two hours. When the sun broke over the mountain and things started warming up, I started catching a few small Bluegill. I had a hit that bent the rod hard, and I had to quickly back off the drag to keep from snapping the light leeder that I was using. I got the fish to the bank, and was able to lip it to land it. I set my camera on the pickup and used the timer to snap the photo before releasing the fish.

Species: Bluegill

Date Caught: 04/24/2013

Kept / Released: Released

Region of Catch: Region 3

Length: 11.25 inches


Lure / Bait used: Lure | yellow micro jig

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