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Now that’s a large mouth! June 26, 2006

Posted by Joe in Uncategorized.

Fishing in our ponds is a great way to get little ones “hooked on fishing”. Most every time we decide to go fishing, we simply make the short trek downhill to the ponds, roll over a couple of logs to find our bait, cast out, and reel in a nice-sized bluegill. If you’re lucky, every once in a while a large mouth bass will bully his way past bluegills and give you a real treat on your rod and reel.

This past weekend we had some friends over to share in our little fishing adventure. Carol, Jason, and their little girl Hannah, came over to  enjoy catching some fish. But wouldn’t you know it, the typical fishing experience was not to be had this time. First, we couldn’t find any bait under the logs. It seems the ever-present worms that live under the logs have gone deeper due the hot, dry weather we’ve had recently. Strike one.

Not to be deterred, Jason went to the local store to get some night crawlers. Upon his return, we baited our lines, cast out, and waited. And waited. And waited. Nothing! Only once before has this ever happened! Our pond-o-plenty was not producing fish! Strike two.

Desperate times calls for desperate measures. So Jason tied on an artificial crank bait and started casting out. His second cast yielded a strike from a big largemouth bass that could not be persuaded to come to the bank for a short visit.  Jason kept trying and ended up catching bass after largemouth bass. This 3 and 1/2 to 4 pounder was one that he eventually did get to the bank on his little ultra light rod.

Hannah soon joined in on the crank bait fun and caught this one.

Benjamin now wants crank baits and spinner baits for his tackle box.

 Come fishing with us when you can.



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