A couple of years ago, I was fishing off my brother in law's dock.
As I was doing fan casts around the dock this early September evening, trying to attract
anything to take, I literally almost was scared into the water as a 'whoosh' went by my
head and a dark figure dove past toward the water surface:
I really never knew these buggahs hunted at night...until then.
However, last night, I was trying to entice a freshwater bass to hit my bass bug and came across an old friend:
I always encounter these rodents at night when fishing eastern waters. Especially flyfishing.
They love scaring the c**p out of you as they dive for your fly, and swoop by your hear chasing said fly before it hits the water.
I was surprised that there was not more info out on the net (when doing a quick search) but did find this from across the pond (I'll fix the format later ... I hope :) ) but here it is unfiltered....
Bats and fly
Ireland has nine species
of bat, all species are
Bat favour rivers and
Despite recent advances
people are frightened of
bats, especially at night,
in the dark on a river
Of 100 fly fishers in
Ireland interviewed 62
had hit or hooked bats
With an estimated 73 K
fly fishing in those years
48 K such accidents p a
Ireland has roughly
500,000 of which 400,000
Risk, perhaps, to Pips &
Water Bats (