Bass Wins In Cock Fight

An email was waiting for me yesterday after lunch with some photos from my friend Cliff Watts, an ER doctor here in town. He's a rabid steelheader and inventor of the Kilowatt fly. Apparently he and John Barr - the famous fly tier and bass aficionado were fly fishing some gravel pits just north and east of Boulder, Co. when Cliff hooked this glutenous fish the other day.

Cliff Watts

To his surprise a bird's tail feathers and feet were sticking out of it's throat. Look closely and you see what I'm talking about. Now, I've seen fish with other fish halfway down their gullets, and my buddy once saw a pike take down a couple of ducklings, but this is one for the books! This little piggy wasn't even done swallowing a bird and went back for seconds. Perhaps this will knock some sense into Deeter that bass do not have glass jaws.

My question is how'd the fish do it? Knock the bird off the branch? Did it fall out of a nest into the water? Take it down mid flight? Can anyone beat this fish tale? Come on... give me something weird.

Cliff Watts
Cliff Watts