So I've always had this silly little goal of catching a fish out of the papio creek, but never even tried.
About a month back my brother was running the keystone trail and saw a few gar and carp swimming by which piqued our interest, so alas we gave it a shot last night.
We parked at the hillside baseball fields and walked north until we found a "relatively accessible" bit of grass we could navigate down.
Armed with a bobber and crawlers we designated our locations and got to work about 8:15 p.m. 10 minutes after we started I had a bite and missed it, which of course got our minds guessing. 5 minutes later I had another bit and FISH ON! It wasn't big, I couldn't see it well as I brought it up through the weeds, but what was it? Bullhead, catfish, gar, creek chub? Nope, it was a 5 inch fat bellied largemouth bass!
Now, I don't see urban creek fishing becoming a regular occurence, but the curiosity of "I wonder what may be there", at least for last night, was answered!
Tight lines everyone!