This past weekend offered the type of bass fishing that anglers like me dream about.
We traveled to Georgia to celebrate a birthday with members of our family who have a small lake in front of their house. If you read this column regularly, you already know I have fished there many times over the years. I have caught several nice bass there in past years, but this weekend was something special for me in terms of bass fishing.
I started out bass fishing at about 7 a.m. Saturday morning with a shallow-running crank bait. This bait was colored a brown and orange crawdad pattern.
I started by casting to a point with a lot of wood cover. On my third cast I felt the bait take a hard hit and set the hook. I could tell it was a big bass. After a good fight I pulled it in and was holding a four-pound bass about 18 inches long — a very nice bass.
After a few more casts I hooked into another good bass on the same bait. When I got it in to the bank, I discovered it was about three pounds — a good keepersize bass. After a while the action slowed as the weather got hot. So we took a break and decided to try it again when the shade came over later. This proved to be a smart choice that would pay off big.
After throwing the crank bait again and not getting any strikes, I slowed things down and started fishing a plastic worm. Soon, I hooked into another bass that weighed more than three pounds.
This was a trip I will never forget. I feel blessed to have been able to take this trip and catch all these big bass.