Friday, October 23, 2009

Even a little fishing is better than no fishing at all

One of the "cookie-cutter" bass we caught

I spent Monday - Thursday in Pinehurst NC this past week. There was an industry fundraiser for the NSSF (National Shooting Sports Foundation) and the ASA (American Sportfishing Association). I actually got to play golf on Pineurst #2, one of the most highly rated courses in the country. BTW - I stink at golf, but periodically get to play some pretty good courses.

Anyway, an old friend of mine retired about 10 years ago and lives in Pinehurst. I hadn't seen him for years, and we managed to spend an afternoon together. That meant we went fishing on Pinehurst Lake for an hour and a half.

The lake is about 200 acres and is rarely fished on any serious level. It really exists to hold the pontoon boats of the residents and host parties. But there are some BIG largemouth bass in the lake - Roger has caught them over 10 pounds, and he (admittedly) isn't a bass fisherman.

To make a long story short - we got out, and caught a few bass. I believe we got 14 between us. All but one were the same size as the one in the photo. Roger got one about 2-1/2 pounds. We found them in 10-12' of water and covered the water with 1/8 oz. jigheads and 3" grub tails. The bass were very light / silver colored - the lake is spring fed and very clear.

The most interesting part of the trip - I asked Roger to bring a camera. His wife was on a trip with her sisters and had taken the digital camera, so all we could find was a Polaroid. I couldn't tell you the last time I saw a Polaroid camera. But it served it's purpose - he took a picture, I scanned it, cropped it, and fixed it, and here it is!


The Fisherbabe said...

LOL...awesome ~ What a great fish...and picture ;)


Anonymous said...

You must have enjoyed yourself. Look at that smile! By the way, the title of your post is a standard I live by.

Wandering Owl said...

Way to go! the Polaroid pic is actually pretty cool.

Do you get to go south much during the winter for business/fishing? That would be sweet.

Fish Whisperer said...

Great shot. The polaroid makes it look like it is out of the 50's. Sounds like a great trip.
Tight lines

Wolfy said...

thanks for the comments everyone.

OWL - I travel all over all year, so it sometimes works out that I'm in FLA in Feb (a good thing) or MINN - (a not-so-good thing) (althogh I have managed to squeeze in a few ice fishing side trips in MN over the years)

I used to be in the FLA Keys for 4 days in Feb, but that trip has fallen by the wayside.


LarryB said...

Nice to see you had a great trip with plenty of action with your ol' bud. Ain't fishin' grand? :-)

Thanx for commenting on my Mooneye shot over on my little blog too friend.

All the best,

Ashley said...

Polariod.. that's awesome! Sounds like a fun day of fishing with an old friend :)

Diane said...

Nice fish and pic. I will catch anything that wants to bite my hook. I am mostly a live bait fisherman. I caught 6 crappies the other day, biggest one was 10 and half inches. Was a fun day. I enjoy your blog. Thanks

Kristine Shreve said...

Nice fish.

Wow, a Polaroid. That brings back memories.