Springtime in the Desert = BASS

Its mid-March in Phoenix. The winter has been short, as usual. It seems that as soon as it cools down here its already warming up again. As the water at the local reservoirs warms up the bass move shallow, start chasing each other around, and eventually settle on a spot and dig a round bed.

It’s at this time that we search the shallows with heavy flies. A well placed cast then aggressive strip through the Bass’ bed elicits angry strikes. Its a visual game, it’s close to the boat, and it’s a blast.

This year Everet made the long drive down from Idaho and we had a great time landing several large fish. We had some absolute giants follow but didnt hook up. They will still be there next year.

Categories: Bass, Fly Fishing, Sleep When Youre Dead, Stillwater