Fly rodding for bass at Riss Lake

Thanks to my buddy Brent Frazee I had the opportunity to fish Riss Lake in Parkville, MO this morning. Got up at 4 AM to fish early and neither of us caught a decent fish ’til 10 o’clock. We could have slept in!

The fly that did this three pounder in was a #2 black sparkle grub. After he (or she) was released he probably told his buddies, “Don’t bite one of those black things! I bit one and the damn thing drug me away by the lip!”

Brent is outdoor editor of the Kansas City Star ,  a newly elected board member of the Outdoor Writers Association Of America, and is  as pathologically crazy about fishing as anyone I’ve ever met.Riss Lake bass





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Bruce Cochran graduated from Oklahoma University in 1960 with a B.A. in design. He worked as a humor writer/illustrator for Hallmark Cards from 1960 – 1962 and has freelanced as a writer, cartoonist and illustrator since then. Cochran drew daily sports cartoon for USA Today from 1983 – 1991. He has 10 humor/cartoon books published by Willow Creek Press and his work appears regularly in Wyoming Wildlife, Outdoor News, On Wisconsin Outdoors, Pheasants Forever Journal, Wildfowl, Gundog, Ducks Unlimited magazine, Delta Waterfowl and other publications. He also writes and illustrates a regular humor column for Wyoming Wildlife News. Bruce won first place in the magazine humor category of OWAA’s EIC contest in 2000, 2004, 2008, 2009, and 2010. Life Sponsor: Ducks Unlimited. Life member: NRA. Member: Pheasants Forever, Trout Unlimited, OWAA and Outdoor Writers of Kansas.

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