I took the 6 wt down to the local pond in Lakeville tonight and worked the beach with a chartreuse popper. Second cast yielded a very perch like grab close in.
To my surprise, it was not a perch but an almost decent sized bass-like creature - about 1 pound. It had the shape of a chiclid (wide, discus shape with a protrouding head) and the markings and colors of a smallmouth. Is this what a smallmouth in spawn looks like or did I catch a Calico bass or something else all togther? A fly guy I talked with a few weeks ago said he had caught the same in that very location.
Next time I'll have the camera along.....