These are larval Baeocera scaphidiines. The adults are super un-rove-beetle-like.
Bass are spawning, so I went to check out the fishing over at WCP for 2 hours. The fish were small but active. Even picked up a bluegill with a larger top-water minnow. 3 l.m.bass, max of 12 inches, and 1 blue-G.
Today’s lures were:
Rebel Pop-R, an unstoppable top-water lure. The fact that you can see the bass attacking from below, visually, is amazing.
Rapala Original Floating, something someone picked up for me at a garage sale. The Original is a pricey lure and I was hoping to reek the benefits of tradition. In fact, picked up most of the fish off this baby today. Was using a darker natural color on a cloudy day, I’ve gotta get some brighter colors.