A spur of the moment decision to take advantage of an optimum weather window paid off for three SRF.com members. The flow was good, water very clear, mostly overcast with a few sunny breaks, light to mild gusts of wind and very warm temps for an early March day. Minkeydee landed the biggest brown of the the day early. The bite was consistent with mostly smaller fish being caught.
BTW, I really needed this trip. Starting in mid November, I painted the exterior of the house which included gutter replacement. Then I remodeled the den and I do mean remodel...stripped off the old paneling, replaced with drywall, removed false ceiling beams and redid ceiling, installed gas logs, added 6 outlets and rerouted the lighting plus a bit of hardwood floor retouch. ALL before Christmas. Then my daughters gave me a very nice gift...a Master Gardeners course at the local AU extension office. It's 16 classes plus volunteer time. And then there is my actual job that included design of the 2012 JSU Baseball Media Guide Book. It's been a long hard winter! :P :P :P
In spite of the recent storms in the area, the creek was very clear of blow downs...this was about as severe as I could find.
This is what we all want...a 2 lb, 14 oz smallie!
Big fish make bigger smiles.
After 3 or 4 Rock Bass, I caught my first smallie, a really smallie, smallie.
But the next was bigger...still doesn't compare with Michael's...for those that notice, that's an X-Rap in Glass Ghost, it worked well on this day.
Further down the creek.
I caught a couple of Kentucky Spots.
This must rank as the ugliest tree in Alabama.
I mostly videoed this trip so watch video, it's 6:48 long, please "like" and leave a comment on my YouTube channel also.
The day ended with a minor sprinkle of rain but that didn't dampen our spirits...It was "a good day fishing...and that beats just about anything!"
Here's my contribution: