Friday, April 26, 2013

finn's first bass





The fish have been biting so I decided to put all my efforts into getting Finn on his first bass catch. After only a few casts he hooked into a bass that tied him off on some sticks and broke off. He was a little disappointed but pumped up and realizing that he could actually do it on his own, he was ready to catch try again. Two casts later he hooked into a monster. The fish jumped multiple times and drug the boat all around but all the time Finn kept his cool and a big smile on his face. What a great first bass! A few casts later he caught his second bass. I'm very proud of my little fisherman.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

crushin em





It was almost a full moon yesterday and the fish knew it. Finn and I went out for about an hour and caught some beauties.

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Friday, April 19, 2013

bass fishing with finn



Finn and I went out a couple days ago to do a little fishing. We didn't catch much but we sure had a good time. He's getting very good at casting.

Monday, April 01, 2013

to the left



Yesterday Johnny and I went out in the lake. We tried to the left in the bigger lake but only caught one bass there. The right produced five bass for us. I will be trying to the left again at some point but I just think the smaller lake gets less pressure.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

fishing the new lake












I bought a Jon boat on Monday for $50. A steal of a deal. Today I sailed it's maiden voyage on the lake in our new neighborhood. I have been dying to get out and explore a bit. I only had a couple hours before work so I went right and fished the smaller phosphate pit. I caught five bass and they were all over 2 pounds. The black belly whistling ducks made it difficult to concentrate on fishing but I managed. Its nice to see there is a healthy population of bass in there. Next trip I will go left and check out the larger pit and since it is connected to the other I can only assume it will be just as good.

Monday, March 18, 2013

damn turkeys












We went out this morning for our first real turkey hunt. We had several turkeys fly right over us from their roost. Problem is that they landed on the other side of the river. We called for a bit but with no response so we went searching for them. We never found them but we got to see a lot more of the beautiful green swamp. On the way home we saw some turkeys on a piece of private property. We stopped and called to them. It was fun to watch the Tom strut and listen to him gobble when I would call to him. I took a picture but the zoom only goes so far and the picture leaves much to be desired. If you click on the picture it should make it larger.

Saturday, March 16, 2013

kids and cane poles



















I purchased some cane poles for the kids the other day. We went back down to the creek today and did a little fishing. I even got in on the action and caught a nice bass. Lyla picked up the camera at the end and snapped a nice picture of the black belly whistling ducks flying over our neighbors house.

Friday, March 15, 2013

bass in the creek


Well its official, there are more than just shiners in the creek. I ordered a shimanno citica the other day and it came in the mail while i was at work yesterday. I spooled it up this morning to test it out. On the second cast I hooked a small bass. A couple casts later I hooked this nice 4 pounder. Now I need a small Jon Boat so I can explore the lakes.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

turkey scout II




























Johnny and I went scouting again on Monday. We took bikes this time and went much deeper into the swamp. The green swamp is much more beautiful than I had imagined. I could have wondered around in there all day. I can't believe I haven't been taking advantage of this place all these years when it is so close to home. We were very surprised by the six foot alligator we almost ran in to. We found a nice spot that is loaded with turkey tracks. We even saw a few turkeys. We got a little lost but finally got our bearings and found our way out. At the truck I found five ticks already embedded in my skin and removed them. Johnny had two. I guess his blood is not as sweet as mine, go figure. We don't have a permit for Saturday or Sunday but we will be there first thing Monday morning.