Tuesday, May 26, 2015
I just realized that I've been doing a lot of great fishing lately and have forgotten to post about it on the blog. So to catch you up with what I've been doing this spring here are some pics. Photo credit goes to Caleb Gaines on most of these pics by the way. Be sure to check out his blog http://caleboutdoors.blogspot.com/.
Friday, May 1, 2015
On Sunday my buddy Caleb and I decided to try a new spot. Because for the most part we've just fished the same 3 little ponds, at least when we've decided to keep it local. So it's about time that we find a new fishing hole.
And I'm pretty sure that we found that new spot on Sunday afternoon. It's a beautiful lake, only about 20 minutes away from home, and not too crowded. And most importantly it has plenty of fish!
We caught a lot of fish, didn't count, but I'm guessing 20-ish. And we caught 4 different species of fish. I caught most of mine on a Lindy Watsit Grub.
Can't wait to visit this place again on Sunday! And will hopefully be visiting it a lot more in the future.
Thursday, April 16, 2015
One of my favorite parts of bass fishing is seeing fish break the surface. Basically all it tells you is that there's a fish waiting. Could be a 1/2 pound bass, or could just as easily be a 6-pound bass. And the best way to find out is by throwing a lure in that direction. On Sunday I spotted a little splash in the spot pictured above (about 6-inches of water.) So I tossed a Yum Dinger in there, you can see the result of that cast in the picture bellow.
The combination of the way I found/targeted her and it being an exceptionally strong fish made it one of my favorite largemouth catches ever. It was by far the strongest bass I've ever caught.
Spring is officially here, let's go get some more of these!
Sunday, March 22, 2015
In recent years one of my favorite places for bass fishing has been a natural beaver pond on some friends property. Unfortunately over the last year or so the already shallow pond hasn't been holding as much water as it should, which makes fishing it a bit of a challenge.
So when I visited there last Monday I had to wade about knee deep in mud just to get a canoe in the water. I came in a little bit concerned that the low water was going to be bad for the fish, since the deepest spot in the pond is currently only about 3-feet. But I was pleasantly surprised to see plenty of bass and bream cruising around the pond. Including some really small fish, which would seem to suggest that the fish are still reproducing.
Unfortunately with the water being so clear and shallow, the fish seemed to see me just as well as I could see them. But I did still manage to catch one chunky bass on a 5-inch Yum Dinger.
Overall I came away happy with what I found at the pond. But I'm hoping that whatever is wrong with the pond fixes itself soon, and starts holding some water again.
Thursday, March 5, 2015
I only caught one fish yesterday during a quick pond outing. But I was very encouraged to see a lot of bass cruising up shallow, which definitely seems to suggest that spring is here, or is very close.
I caught the fish while sight-fishing with a Yum Dinger, which is one of my absolute favorite ways to fish this time of year. Feeling very excited about doing some more spring fishing over the next few weeks!