The Mrs and I found ourselves with nothing to do Saturday.
Actually, that's not true. I have a TON of stuff to do. I just wasn't going to do any of it when I could be outside on a beautiful Fall day with the woman that I love.
So, we went fishing ;)
We caught a ton of bass this size and a bit smaller, at the stockpond out at my folk's place. Nice, healthy largemouth bass in the 1 to 2 pound range was the norm. We started out with jointed minnows (Rapala), and ended up fishing spinner baits. The water level was very high due to recent rains, but very clear.
We did catch a couple of larger bass, including someone you might recognize.
That's Bob the Bass, that you might remember from a previous post from last May. If you'll remember, we caught Bob a couple of times that day. We noticed his gimpy looking Nemo fin when we caught him twice that day. You can clearly see the gimpy fin in the picture above.
My Wife and I decided to make it a contest from now on - to see who will catch Bob first on the fishing trip :)
This was the largest fish of the day - Probably 4 - 4.5 lbs.
Its really nice to see the bass getting to this size. Next spring/summer should be great fishing if we can keep normal rainfall levels. Here's a pic of me with the big bass -
Damn... I'm fat enough, huh? Quitting the smokes really did a number on me. Guess its better to be plump and jolly than thin(er) and hacky, though.
Seriously, I've gotta quit putting it off and get serious about getting back into shape.
Its either that, or let my beard grow out and get a part time gig as Santa at the mall...