Thursday, December 29, 2005

The Legend Didn't Fall

After almost a whole week off the time finally arrived to go fishing. The weather has been warm (in the 70's) and the wind has not been too bad for the last couple of days. Paul and I made a plan to launch the pontoons in Lake Evans near mid-day to allow the water to warm up as much as possible. The day was mostly sunny and the few clouds that were about were thin and not much of a factor.

I have been talking about the "big one" for some time and I'm now going to refer to her as "The Legend". I have vowed to catch the Legend on a fly rod or an ultralight spinning rig. So far I have hooked her four times and have not yet been able to get her on film.

We found some nice bass like this one. The net worked great! Thanks Grant!

Paul hooked up but all I got was this long-range shot:

I got a nice surprise when this big white crappie nailed a green soft plastic salamander.

The bass were hitting olive green worms.

I tried the Double Bunny Zonker but no takers.

Paul got creative and since he couldn't catch a catfish, how about a dog-fish?

All in all it was a great trip and the Legend will fall another day.


Anonymous said...

I'm thinkin' a Mercury 40 horse on the back of that baby would be FUN!!!!


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