So this Don guy that I fish with on occasion gets into some amazing fish. Saturday we are out on one of those lakes that requires a bit of driving to reach. Only minutes into the day and Don sticks the hookset on a huge largemouth bass. Seconds into the battle I turn my head to see the fish leap out of the water.
“Oh man…” I mutter under my breath with baited anticipation. “…you gotta land that fish.”
(Above: Here’s Don offering a few seconds for the photo op before letting the fish go. Admittedly Don is not nearly the fan of the shameless bragging as I am. Great fish!)
Don goes through some of the most dramatic highs and lows in regards to fishing that I have ever seen. For weeks he may be in a terrible slump only to bounce back with a jaw dropping huge fish catch the next day. This year started off pretty rough for the guy. This fish is a little bit of payback. Earlier fishing slump? The slump is in that fish’s gut!
This fish was caught using a black colored swim bait pattern. I may or may not elaborate on this pattern in subsequent posts. For now I will simply let Don soak up some of the shameless bragging and post a video of the release.
Good luck and good fishing.