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Monday and Tuesday were fun days with those aggressive redbreasts.

 

Monday at the areas I've been hitting the sunfish, perch, and bass, the fish didn't seem too interested in what I had been catching them with. Later in the day once I switched over to a 5cm hot steel Rapala Original Floater and twitched it very lightly on the surface with occasional pauses, those redbreasts were acting like largemouths would on a topwater!

 

Very colorful redbreasts along the local river I fish wouldn't leave it alone and would even hit it when it first hits the water. Caught a total of 5 redbreasts, 2 bluegills, and 1 largemouth Monday with that retrieve.

 

Tuesday I decided to bring a few small flies with 2 light split shots. The fly of choice was a bead headed pink nymph. Placed the 2 light split shots about 6" above the fly and bounce and twitch on the bottom or even jig it right in front of them.

 

Redbreasts were being the most aggressive with the fly. Caught a total of 2 pumpkinseeds, 2 bluegills, and 8 redbreasts. The 2 pumpkinseeds were only 2 1/2" long and the redbreasts ranged from 2" to 7". All redbreasts and the 2 pumpkinseeds were very healthy and colorful.

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