I’ve been slacking with adding new bass photos for the last week or two so sorry for the photo heavy post
I’ve been trying to get my son off of the good old push button reels & on to my spinning rod set ups. The other day he missed a nice 2.5 to 3lber while casting a floating frog from boat ramp.
Then just last Friday in the photo below, he caught is first bass from the canoe, spinning rod and a soft plastic rig. About 20 minutes later he hooked into a nice lunker. The bass broke water and it was definitely in the 4+ range! I tried coaching him to just hold it and not horse it in but it was all Jake could do to hang on to my rod. I quickly slammed the trolling motor in full reverse to get us away from some underwater cover but the bass just keep taking drag and got into the tree top and Jake lost him
The evening was all about getting Jake time in the canoe, casting the spinning rod and to start teaching him how it feel the bite of soft plastics. So I think over all I’m absolutely thrilled on how the evening went
Watching the excitement of him landing the bass and then fighting the lunker was priceless especially as he’s yelling whiling holding on to the rod, “this one is huge Daddy! I mean really really huge” He'll get to fish that bass again and when we do, he'll be holding him
Now not all these bass are “hawgs” but they are real healthy bass and I lip em after they give me a good fight.…they get their photo taken. The 5th photo down is 3.8lb and the 12th photo is 3.4lb