Friday, February 4, 2011


8oz x 2 = 1LB

Creme Motor Oil!

It was cold, wet, misty, dreary, and all together disgusting outside, so of course I went fishing!

I hooked up with 10 fish, but I only landed 5 of them. One was so small I didn't even bother weighing it or taking pics. Two jumped out of my hands before I could weigh or take pics, and landed back in the water, and two of them were 8oz each.

One that got away from me before I could get proof was better than a pound. My biggest of the year so far.

The star of the day was a new color of Creme worm called Motor Oil. They ignored everything else I tossed at them, but they tore the MO's up.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

A new year...

Yep, it's a new year, and a new start for fishing. I have been out a few times already, but I didn't have my first catches until Sunday.

I got both of mine on Creme worms rigged shakyhead style. They were both small, but who cares, they were bass!

Jay hooked himself two as well. His first was a very nice 3 1/2 pounder, his biggest of the year so far! His second was a respectably cute 5 ounces.

All and all a good day on the water!

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Awful night, lackluster morning.

No pics to share on this one. I have hit a big time slump. The fish just are not biting. I guess it's time to change up tactics for the fall fish.

Last night was horrible. My legs would not stop moving, and I couldn't get comfortable. I didn't sleep at all. Pretty soon I'll hit the 24 hour mark, and at my age, that just isn't as fun as it used to be.

Around 6a.m. I gave up and decided to go fishing. I tried two different lakes, both with zero strikes. I did however manage to get a few brim with berkley gulp worms, but they were tiny, and hardly a challenge to catch.

The Gators play Bama tonight. It will be a tough one, but I think we can pull it out. We have upset plenty of favorites before. I hope I will be able to stay awake for some of it.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Another first.

I took my first fish on a roostertail last night. It was just a baby brim, but it was still pretty cool.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

New rig and more...

Down the hatch!
Just 1oz short!
He swallowed the jig!!!
First bass on a shakyhead fluke!

I've been looking for a worming/ soft plastics rig for over a month, and now, thanks to Carla I have one. I was my B-Day present from her, but she let me pick it out. I got a Pflueger Criterion baitcaster, and a medium heavy 6' Berkley Cherrywood rod. I really like this combo. It's very sensitive, and very accurate.

I actually got a different rod yesterday, and tried it out, but I didn't care for it, so I returned it and picked out the Cherrywood today. It was a Tournament Pro rod. The house band at Academt Sports. On that one I pulled in a 3.3Lb bass on a shakyhead worm. Not bad, and it handled it very well. I just didn't like the length of the handle, and one of the eyes was slightly off center, though this did not seem to effect my casting. Also, it was a 6'6" rod, and that was just a bit long for my taste. The Cherrywood is a 6' rod, and I like that better. It's only four inches longer than my ugly stik. It also seems to be stiffer and more sensitive than the Tourney Pro.

Today I bought in three bass with the Cherrywood, though I tossed the first one back before snapping a picture. I regret that. You can see the bass above.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

An interesting session.

Buzzers rule!
Hooked in the head :(
First fish on the shakyhead!
Bad nest.

Jay met me on the lake today to do some fishin'. It was pretty slow going, and despite several good strikes and hooking up with a fish on a shakyhead worm, he didn't manage to land anything. He did get one out of the water, but it came unbuttoned.

I, on the other hand, landed two bass. I hooked into and landed a third, but the darn thing got off the hook and flopped his way back into the water before I could get a hand on him. It was a pretty big fish; maybe two pounds. Yeah, not huge, but when you consider that eight of my last nine fish were under a pound, two pounds would be a big upgrade.

The first fish came the Wal-Mart special buzzer with swimbait attached. I actually hooked him once and he got off. I threw the lure back over the same spot and reeled a bit slower and bam, he hit it again! this time I hooked him good. Too good. Other than gut hooking this was the most gruesome snag I have ever personally done myself. It may have been the worst I have ever seen. Somehow I gaffed him right through the bone on top of his head, and out through the eye. Unfortunately the eye came out. I have caught enough one eyed fish to know they can survive it, but with the trauma to his face I am worried he may not have made it, though he swam away very fast and strong, leaping from the water when he first hit it. I wish him the best. I feel terrible.

The second fish came from a technique that Jay turned me on to the other day. It was a shakyhead worm. I have considered this lure before, but never tried it. I actually have mixed feelings about it. It seems to me that the strike/hookup ratio is quite low. I have lost every fish except one that I have hooked with this method. Including the big one tonight. I don't plan to give up though. It is a fun way to fish, if not a little slow.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Not too shabby.


I took my second and third bass on buzzbaits today. The first one came on a Strike King buzzer with a tri-blade, and white skirt. It's the very same lure that jay let me use to catch my first buzzbait bass. The second fish was caught on a $1.00 "Wal-Mart Special", that I modified and added a Redfish Magic swimbait to. I got that fish on the first cast.

I got the last fish on a Blaze crankbait in chartreuse and blue.

All three were dinks, but seeing as how I have struck out recently, I'll take what I can get. I am still surprised how violently they hit those buzzbaits. The 13 ounce fish had me convinced it was better than two pounds before I got a good look at it. All in all it was a pretty good day on the lake.