Wednesday, June 27, 2012

A Change of Pace

 I was reviewing my last few posts and realized that if someone doesn't enjoy looking at pictures of fish, they might find it kind of boring.  Now I don't know anybody who doesn't like looking at pictures of fish, but on the off chance that somebody like that happens to stop by here, I thought it might be nice to give them a change of scenery.  I am not particularly skilled with a camera nor am I overly artistic, but luckily I had some people with me the other night who thought this would be a nice picture.  I have to give credit to my sister-in-law Amelia for being the one behind the camera for these shots, and also to her boyfriend Brent who is usually the talented cameraman on our outings.  I will try not to get quite so caught up on catching fish, so that I can take time for a few pictures of things other than fish! 

Also the rod and reel that you see in the pictures are the ones that I will be reviewing for Abu Garcia thanks to the wonderful site called Outdoor Blogger Network!

Sunset Casting on the St. John River

Fishing Line - Almost Invisible

Monday, June 18, 2012

Two Days of Bassin'

Brent and I targeted bass last Thursday evening and we were rewarded with a few nice fish.  All told we landed four fish and lost three others in a couple hours before the sun set and left us racing the dwindling light back to the boat launch.  Most of our fish on Thursday were coming off crankbaits worked in 18-36" of water.  The fish were giving away their location by taking mayflies off the surface and allowed for us to pinpoint them more quickly.

Heather and I headed out on Saturday to try and find a few more of the fun fighting smallmouths.  We fished some new water that I had never been on before and it was a little slow on the start, but once we keyed in on them we brought 13 to the boat in a couple of hours and lost several others.  This was the day with the smallest bass of the season at 8" long and also the largest at 19" and pushing just over the 4 pound mark!  The pictures are below and I also included a video of a bass that I picked up on a current line.  We fish in a river for bass so some of our techniques and styles may look a bit unorthodox to some of you.  Take note of the canoe with the side mounted outboard, as I am working on a post about this watercraft, which is the preferred method of river navigation in our region of the world.

Bass Off the Current Line from Video

Heather with one of her many catches.

The Four Pounder!

Stay Tuned for Our Continued Outings!

Monday, June 4, 2012

Video of Muskie

Here is the promised video of last weekend's 37" muskie!

The still picture of the fish looks much skinnier than the actual fish was.  If you watch the video you will see the fish is actually quite thick for a post spawn muskie.

This fish was released to continue growing and to be caught another day!