I‘m a liberal leaning outdoorsman attempting to open the minds of right wingers to the idea that libs fish too. Anglers come from all walks of life, left, right, and center. Not everyone who fishes for bass is a redneck fond of Nascar, country music, and religiosity. Expect posts about largemouth bass fishing, techniques, reviews of lures and other products, but not any condemnable conservative rants. I hope to inspire the online angler community to dial down rhetoric which will do more harm than good to our sport.

Getting Around:

If you are looking for something in particular, use the Labels below, the Blog Archive, or the search box at the top to find what you need. When using the search box, simple search terms will get the best results. One word is often better than three. Searching for "Pflueger" will give you more results than "Pflueger baitcasting reel." Use these three features to your advantage.

Labels are relevant tags or keywords. Click on a label to view other related posts organized by date. For example, clicking on the label spinnerbaits will take you to all the other posts with the tag spinnerbaits and the label largemouth bass denotes any fishing report where I caught a bass. Labels are listed below, first by frequency and then in alphabetical order. Labels are also tagged below each individual post. When viewing by Label, 20 results are listed per page. Click "Older Posts" to see more posts with that Label. In addition, some entries may also have a list of related posts at the bottom you might also find useful.

Anyone can comment, so go ahead and post. I'd like to hear what you think. There is a "Post a Comment" link below every single entry. Comments are still moderated for approval. Anything inappropriate will be rejected. This also helps cut down on spam.

Thanks for stopping by!

Advanced Search:
Upcoming Blog Posts
Spro Bronzeye Jr.
NetBait Tiny Paca Chunks

Blog Status Updates
For New Visitors

Fan Page
Skype Me™!Skype

Best Viewed:
1024x768 or higher
IE7 or later
Safari, Firefox, Chrome
Ratings not supported by Opera

Popular Posts (by visits)
Shimano Curado E5
Review: Plano 7771 Tackle Box
H2O Xpress Baitcaster
Zoom Brush Hog
Shimano Callisto Review
Pflueger Patriarch WLP71: First Impressions
Pflueger Summit WLP Review
Rapala Original Floating Minnow
Double Ztoo Rig (Donkey Rig)

Follow via Google FriendConnect
Subscribe via email
Enter your email address:

Top Fishing Websites at TopFishingSites.Com

Get Free Shots from Snap.com
When you see this icon, next to a link, hover your mouse over the link or the icon to see a visual preview of the spot I fished using Google Maps or a preview of the web page that the link goes to.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

• Off the pier 1-14-2010 - First Bass of 2010

I went out on the pier this morning armed with my Pflueger Summit on a 6'6MH rod and a 5/16oz Eakins Jig tied on at the end of some 12# Gamma Copolymer. I made sure to bring the net this time. Maybe that's why I ended up only catching one fish.

I spent a while tossing to the usual trees. Hit one spot pretty close to a cypress tree and had a nibble. Set the hook and reeled 'er in. Funny how I've been talking with a few people online about the Summit. The fish wasn't a monster, but I had no trouble handling it with that reel. At one point, the bass started a fast run towards me and I was able to take up the slack without even blinking. I forgot how I could just do anything I pleased with the Summit.

Ended up weighing 1lb 13oz. Again, not a monster. That's my first bass of 2010. Maybe this is a good sign that the jig will be more productive earlier than expected.

Air temps were in the low 40's when I started and the water coming off the line made my hands numb after fishing a while. Didn't wear gloves. I quit when I couldn't really sense anything on the line with my left thumb. Didn't get another bump.

The sun came out this afternoon, so I'm sure that will help warm things up, but we're expecting rain for a couple of days. There is still a little bit of ice lingering along the shaded sides of cypress trees. Still cold water.

The pelicans don't seem to mind it much. Saw a flock of 12 yesterday. There were about half as many swimming around out there. I also saw one gull do a fly over.


Fish Whisperer said...

I the weather that the states are experiencing I am amazed you can catch anything. Well done for a 2010 start.
Tight lines