... I've been working this fish hard for a couple years. (Maybe not this exact bass) as I know there are multiple big bass...but either way it happened tonight as we came together and I got the picture/release plus bonus bass thumb 👍. Kinda like you deer guys and stuff hahaha 🤣.Beast……!
do not put the hook in eylets it may demige the eylets and it will cut your line.i hook that to the side off eylets.Turtle 🐢 lure ✅ Up next is the bat 🦇 lure.
....too be continued.
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I know and thanks. It's habit. I do clean and check my rods often with rubbing alcohol and I also do the q-tip test with guides.do not put the hook in eylets it may demige the eylets and it will cut your line.i hook that to the side off eylets.
Yep love me some skinny water, usually overlooked and under fished. And a lot of big critters too! 😁. Oh and so peaceful, something about being alone working a creek or stream. You get to have a good talk with yourself!!! 😁Today, the river beckoned me to cast some of my handmade flies. Just walking to the river will stir memories of the countless times I fished as a child with my Dad, Sister, Grandfather, Uncles, and cousins. The river has always been a bond, flowing and connecting us all. I am deeply thankful for those memories.
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While immersed in this reflection and observing the fresh leaves on the trees lining the river's edge, my fishing line suddenly went taut. A ripple in the water revealed the fish's decent length, a pleasant surprise given that my usual catch these days is mere creek chubs.
As I reeled in the line, a wave of nostalgia swept over me, reminiscent of the exhilaration I felt as a kid when catching a fish. A beautiful yellow perch surfaced, and I admired it before releasing it back into the water.
Walking back home through the forest, I reflected on the relentless passage of time and how it never managed to sever our ties with the land. The memories of the paths I have walked countless times before are ever present, evoking a sense of continuity and connection.
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