As the weather improves it opens a window for grabbing a few casts before going to work. This is pretty much my only chance to get in some of that tasty morning shoreline on a weekday without seven-layer PTO approval. This morning I decided to dress down in jeans and hit some water before the Memorial Day Weekend madness begins.
In some Colorado lakes, the bass are still in spawn\prespawn mode so I want to express my great appreciation to everyone that is releasing those big buckets that are so susceptible to pillage at this time. I won’t go so far as to say that fishing for nesting fish is ethical or much of a sport and tread this discussion\debate lightly for many reasons. What I do stress is minimal handling and the release of those ultra aggressive bass around the nesting zones.
I will spare the two or three readers my 9-page tirade that covers the pros and cons of fishing for spawning fish of all species. Yes, I know this type of material makes my blogilicious come off as some fish hugging after school special. But I do love to catch big fatty bass and these fish do not become big over night. The big fish help balance out the system from overcrowding as well and just one more reason to toss the big fish back.
Oops, I am going on my tirade. Better get back to the shameless bragging. “Hey! Look at this fatty bass that I caught this morning!”
My name is Matt and I’m a fishaholic.