Sunday, May 22, 2011

Shorebang Bettie

(Above: See? I do catch a decent fish once in a while, even from shore. This photo was brought to you by Catch and release practice. )

Normally I go into full on shameless bragging mode when it comes to a big fish picture. Due to one of my projects going into construction\deployment there just isn’t time for me to go all lip smackity smackity on this one. In fact, I am lucky to even have enough time to grab a few casts here and there. Normally I take a full week or even two off. My one or two regular viewers will have to settle for a  quick pic post and a little tidbit that may or may not help others out.

This time of year in Colorado when you see a small male bass guarding a round spot of tail-swept lake bottom, there might be a reason for it. Folks get a little silly when they see the protective fish so close to shore. What they may not realize is that there is usually a larger female lurking nearby. All that water flopping after the male just pushes her away.

This time of year, catch and release of the larger fish is crucial. Good luck and good fishing.

8 comments:

John said...

You should ease up on the addiction if this is what you get when you only get out occasionally. Great bucket mout Matt!

Mel said...

Great Bass, Matt. Congratulations and thanks for sharing. That baby is a Hawg!

Shaun Solomon said...

Attaboy Matt.

SS

THE RIVER DAMSEL said...

I will comment on that one...AWESOME!!!

Cofisher said...

Very nice fish there Matt!

AYearOnTheFly said...

Very nice. Wish I could hook into bass that big when I go out

Stephanie and Dustin said...

Piggy Piggy! What a catch Matt!

-stephanie

mark@summittostream.com said...

Awesome fish!! We are gearing up for another great season here in New York.