Sunday, June 5, 2016

Tight Lines

Sure, you can sit around in slack-jawed amazement at the state of the Worldwide Anglican Non Communion (WANC), or you can get out and fish. I chose the latter option and RV'd with GWB, somewhere in Texas.

The Bass were biting in a small way and before too long I had a couple on the hook and reeled in; so did GWB. Then the the action was on. A monster of the deep took GWB's lure; tap, hookset, and out played the drag. 

Nice Fish, GWB

Big fun and a big fish. Good result. That Bass tournament was won by GWB. But then the sun was setting, the wind died down and the water smoothed out into a golden glassy stillness. Time for topwater.

Twitch that Torpedo and in fairness, a Bass exploded on my lure like a senior womyn clergyperson angling for a pointed hat. It was a close run thing, but the fish got away. Then it was time to get on the road and head back to the Compound.

And that was that, a good time was had by all.

Your Friend,



LL said...

You definitely have your secret fishing hole somewhere in Hill Country. There must be something that's feeding those trophy bass there in the pond. I'm curious.

LindaG said...

Definitely a good time.
Be safe and have a wonderful week!

LSP said...

Good question, LL. There was a lot of crawfish debris earlier this year and we've heard a lot of frogs; I'm guessing there's minnows too. The fish are hitting dark jigs and plastic worms -- blue and purple -- though I've had success with chartreuse. There's been some success too with chartreuse spinners, but that was earlier in the year. Baby Bass torpedoes can provoke a ferocious strike. I'd imagine chatterbaits would work well too, haven't tried cranks, rooster tails or spoons.

So, in answer, crustaceans, grubs, frogs, minnows? + a bit of cannibalism?

LSP said...

Thanks, Linda. You too!

LL said...

Big ones like that are voracious cannibals. (try fishing with fava beans and a little chianti)

I would stick with the lures that work. Experimenting is fun but you know what pulls in 10lbs + bass. That's good enough.