Working on the night moves

I usually don’t start doing this until later in summer but I heard some stories so off I went. Yeah it was a good idea. That shiny object in the top photo is a 4.5 lb speck and we caught them non stop for three hours in the middle of the darkest night. If you haven’t done it I recommend it. I even wrote about it in my book that you may have heard about…. hint, hint 😉


More bass to kiss 

Tied up these two beauties on Owner XLWG hooks and headed out.

The black one seemed to work better. The wing on top keeps it riding straight 

Then I tried this ridiculous contraption that I made using one of those Squirmle toys. Casts like a tire but this one liked it enough 

Bass time

Ponds and lakes are warming up and most fish are in pre spawn mode and ready to attack poppers:

I saw this guy enjoying the sunrise and he nailed my Flymen Fishing Co popper before I even moved it.

You also may see some larger fish in really shallow:

This guy,who I’m saying was 4.5 lbs, was behind a tree. I hid behind it and dropped a backhander alongside his eye.and he attacked. 

Here’s to bass!

February 19- Actual fishing report!

I actually went fishing today! I know, amazing right? Hooked up with my buddy Pete at his place. He was in the fish yesterday and the word “guaranteed” was used. He wasn’t lying!

The tide was way out so we strapped on waders and got after them:

We probably caught something around 50 with most in the 20 inch range and a couple bigger ones for fun:

Here’s a quick video of Pete getting it done:

My favorite pics of 2016

There’s a story behind each and every one but that would mean I’d have to write 9,000 words and I haven’t got it in me. Plus I cheated a little because a couple of these are montages. I did a lot more freshwater fishing this year than I have done recently. I’m sure there’s a reason for that. But basically I still love it and I’m loving that my daughter caught our biggest bass of the year. Have a great 2017 and many happy fishes.