Went back today and I believe I caught my PB bass again. I over stated the length before. Weight is 5lb 6. I will let you judge the length.
So the whopper plopper is doing so well I ordered a monkey butt in the 110 size. Went back to the same pond and in about the same place I caught a 2 pounder on the ...more 90, today I caught what is likely a 4 or 5 pounder on the 110. Holding her by the mouth as high as I could, her tail came down to my armpit. Roughly a 25 inch bass. A PB for me!!!! I am getting a fanny pack to carry my camera and scale from now on.
Anyone following me knows I have few bass catches. I am just getting the hang of it, but cannot get up early. Anyhow, I kept seeing Julie post bass on her whopper ...more plopper and had to get one. Just came back from a local stone quarry pond. Never seen anything big come out of it yet, but an hour of casting my new lure, produced 5 bass averaging a pound or so each. Now I am ready to go to the lake.
A friend dipped four little fish from her pond. They are about a 1 inch long. I do not have a good enough camera for taking pictures of baby fish in muddy pond water, ...more but I am uploading 2 of the best ones. Looking with the naked eye, they have the typical bass dorsal fin and what appears to be a lateral line. Just so happens, I went to the fish truck today to buy minnows and a dozen bass fingerlings. The truck driver said they look like 2 week old bass. BUT, bass only spawn in the spring. So he cannot figure out why I have 2 week old bass in October. Any suggestions from my friends here?
Had some minnows left over this morning. Caught a dozen or so crappie at a private pond, then the bite quit. Went to Riles creek bridge and in 30 minutes had 2 channel ...more cats and 1 largemouth. Both cats ruined my 1/0 wire hooks so had to re-rig both times. Had to rush home and get them in the pond. Them cats are hardy, but the bass will stress out and die in a bucket. Hated to leave when they were biting so well. The fish truck is coming to Salisbury tomorrow, but fingerling bass may not fare well with all the big cats already in the pond.
Bob and I went crappie fishing again this past weekend. For those out of the area, it is nothing to see lots of wildlife on Tuckertown. Herons, turtles, eagles, ...more sometimes deer and of course the ever present squirrels. Now this one squirrel caught our eyes. He was making his way down an oak tree on some limbs overhanging the water. Then we noticed his goal. There was an old stump sticking out of the water about 2 feet from shore. The limbs he was slowly climbing down, were overhanging this stump. We noticed an acorn sitting on the stump and that was the object of this squirrels quest.
He finally jumped and made a perfect landing on the stump, then proceeded to start cracking open his prize. Then the unexpected happened. The largest bass either of us had ever seen, exploded out of the water and took that squirrel underwater on the other side of the stump.
Now both Bob and I were stunned and just staring at the stump. If we had not been looking when it happened, we would have never known it. It was like a lightning strike, super fast and just as explosive. As we sat there in stunned silence, the event took another turn. Out of nowhere, the bass leaps up again and spit that acorn out on the stump.
I looked at Bob in incredulity. Bob looked at me and said ‘He must be still hungry”.