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I struck out, but the pond hit a home run for me.


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I went @A-Jay fishing this morning, i.e. I tried to catch the Kraken I caught earlier this spring, which was my PB. I struck out, but the pond hit a home run for me. It was just so pretty. See?

 

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I did manage to catch 28 bass. Here was the first one.

 

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And the second, a bit bigger. 

 

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However, the pond was the real show.

 

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I love when the moment is both light and dark.

 

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Oh, yeah, another bass! I think it was my biggest. 

 

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I cast everywhere nowadays because I never know where bass will be.

 

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This girl came out of lily pads.

 

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And this one was small, but fat. This pond has more small bass than the other water I fish, but it also has BIG bass. I didn't catch a BIG one today, but I'll keep plugging.

 

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Time to go. One last look back at the pond.

 

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There's the landing!

 

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The wheels are strapped onto my canoe and I'm ready to roll.

 

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Out of the woods and across the meadow.

 

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Back to the car and I'm already thinking about my next trip.

 

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Now, can someone tell me where my big girl is hunkering? She was so pregnant when I caught her. Maybe she's holed up in a spa and recovering.

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3 minutes ago, ol'crickety said:

Now, can someone tell me where my big girl is hunkering? She was so pregnant when I caught her. Maybe she's holed up in a spa and recovering.

Yes. She called me. She’s been at the spa but she’ll be back tomorrow

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3 minutes ago, LrgmouthShad said:

Yes. She called me. She’s been at the spa but she’ll be back tomorrow

 

YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!! 

 

 

P. S. - She didn't happen to mention where she'll be hanging, did she? 

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That's not striking out.  That's a home run.

 

If that's what is referred to as striking out, then a lot of posters here don't even make it to the ball park.

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Well, considering my mission was to catch that big girl again, I whiffed. Maybe it's expecting too much to catch her again, but I sure looked everywhere for her. 

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4 minutes ago, Fishingmickey said:

She will come visit when you least expect it. :)

Absolutely gorgeous pictures and beautiful fish!

FM

 

Gosh, I hope so!

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Wow looks like such a peaceful setting.

Perhaps a little work to get there but once you do...... payoff time 🙂 

Thanks for sharing 

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Great photos and trip. 
 

Thats the first time I’ve seen your whole canoe, that’s slicker than a peeled onion !

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3 hours ago, TnRiver46 said:

Great photos and trip. 
 

Thats the first time I’ve seen your whole canoe, that’s slicker than a peeled onion !

 

Ha! Its hull is designed by Ted Bell, one of the best. I wish it weren't so tippy, but the narrow hull also makes it speedy and I tend to paddle miles on each fishing trip, so I appreciate its speed and its tracking. No zig-zagging in such a long, narrow hull. 

 

3 hours ago, Bird said:

Wow looks like such a peaceful setting.

 

I love to fish water with undeveloped shorelines.  

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54 minutes ago, ol'crickety said:

S. - She didn't happen to mention where she'll be hanging, did she? 

Well, she mentioned a bunch of stuff about fish biology that I didn’t really understand. Something about “short-term suspension relief” and “mid-season crisis” but she did say she was going to check on her “favorite crawfish hole” and maybe relax in the shade of a lily pad a little  

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1 hour ago, gimruis said:

That's not striking out.  That's a home run.

 

If that's what is referred to as striking out, then a lot of posters here don't even make it to the ball park.

I might still be in Tball 🫠

 

spot looks awesome. Walk in looks really cool too!

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4 hours ago, ol'crickety said:

I went @A-Jay fishing this morning, i.e. I tried to catch the Kraken I caught earlier this spring, which was my PB. I struck out,

@ol'crickety ~ you didn't strike out.

That's how this game is played.

Don't see me posting giants or numbers of giants 2 or 3 times a week.

Because I rarely get them.

There's not that many to go around and they are Vwery Twicky. 

But when I do - you'll see them - many times.

Nice trip either way.

Congrats.

:smiley:

A-Jay

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I got to hand it to you for your energy & ability to keep your spirits high. The beautiful landscapes along with all the bass your catching has got to be the motivation. 

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1 minute ago, Dwight Hottle said:

The beautiful landscapes along with all the bass your catching has got to be the motivation. 

 

Exactly. Sometimes, I just stop fishing, look, and smile. 

 

6 minutes ago, A-Jay said:

they are Vwery Twicky. 

 

Ha! I'm guessing we watched the same cartoons as kids.

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Beautiful place.  I can't say the fish are just the bonus cus they aren't.  You're not there for a boat ride.  My day was also good with many Alabama bass.  

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36 minutes ago, Alex from GA said:

Beautiful place.  I can't say the fish are just the bonus cus they aren't.  You're not there for a boat ride.  My day was also good with many Alabama bass.  

 

I read about your good day, Alex. Proud of you! Actually, I love boat rides. I have loved paddling and being on water my whole life. 

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1 hour ago, DogBone_384 said:

Boy you use a lot of film!

 

I post perhaps a third of the photos. 

 

1 hour ago, Woody B said:

28 Bass, and they weren't dinks.  I'd like to strike out like that.

 

I caught a few dinks, Woody. I photographed one and they were all fat like the one I included above, which bodes well for the pond, since the bass big and small are all eating well. 

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