I love fishing. Like most people I don’t do enough of it. When I get to fish I would prefer to go after my favorite fish, the largemouth bass. This weekend we went home to my in-laws place who live on a lake. I fished as much as I possibly could and had a blast. Lately I have become addicted to fishing with big jigs and soft plastics. There is this distinct thump you feel as a bass sucks in your bait, when you feel that thump you reel up the slack and set the hook. I am not talking about giving the fish a tug, I mean you SET THE HOOK! That is my favorite part. Oftentimes the thump is very subtle, sometimes you don’t feel it, you just see your line jump, you set the hook and feel the electricity of a fish on the other end.
I was nervous going into the weekend. I don’t get to fish much so when I do I like the conditions to be favorable. Coming from a weather background means that I focus on the weather a lot. Coming into the weekend temperatures were in the 90s, during the weekend highs were in the 60s with lows in the 40s. That is one nasty cold front! Typical fronts aren’t a great thing for fishing. Despite the colder weather I still caught fish. I caught at least 5 each time I went out. The fishing did get progressively better as the weekend went on and the fish adjusted. The last day of my trip I fished 3.5 hours in the morning and ended up with 10 fish. The biggest being a 3 lb 6 oz fish that surpasses any other bass I have ever caught. It was a gorgeous fish and I can tell you that in the little lake I was on, the fish don’t get much bigger. Below are a few pictures of my fish and time on the water. To me there is nothing better than getting out and enjoying a little bit of the outdoors, with two growing boys I am excited to see the look on their faces when they feel their first thump… connect the dots… and SET THE HOOK!