On Thursday I finished up work early. I already worked 36 hours for the week. With that being said, I called up my buddy Perry and asked if he wanted to go fishing. Perry and I haven’t spoken in a long while and I know he has been going through a difficult time. I thought taking him out fishing would cheer him up.
I packed up two rods/reels, one with a slam shady paddle tail on a 1/4oz Texas Eye Jig and the other with a bobber and a circle hook. I then grabbed my tackle bag and the live bait cooler and headed to the local bait shop. The first one I ran to did not have any shiners, but the owner recommended a shop in the same strip mall which had some. I picked up two dozen shiners and headed over to pick up Perry.
I arrived at Perry’s house around 12:30pm. Since he lives on St. James Golf Course, I figured we could just fish the ponds on the course. The ponds were pretty low so I was hopeful the fish would be more concentrated, and it would be easier to catch. Perry has caught a few bass in the past, but it’s been a while, so I was excited to take him out and try and put him on a fish or two.
The first pond we went to, did not look too promising as there didn’t appear to be any structure. There were no weeds around the pound and the only thing I thought might hold a fish was a tree that was leaning over the pond. we started fishing at the corner we walked up on and then worked our way to the tree. I was hopeful to catch something at the tree, but nothing took the shiner.
Next, we walked to the pound behind Perry’s house. This one looked far more promising as there were weeds all along the pound and there was a floating box. I tossed a shiner at the box for Perry and a bass came out and hit it but spit it out almost as quick as he put it in his mouth. We fished this area for about 15 to 20 minutes and had no other action.
While I was driving to Perry’s house, I saw a pond which I felt would be a good spot to fish. I told Perry about it, and we agreed to give it a shot. The third spot proved to be the spot of the day. Shortly after arriving I caught the first fish. Not long after that Perry lost his bait. As Perry was baiting back up, I caught my second Bass. At this point I told Perry to come over where I was in order to put him on a fish. It didn’t take long before Perry had a fish on. We were both were surprised at his catch. It was the largest Bass he has every caught. I was pretty happy to have put him on this fish! I caught two more Bass and then the bite just died off. We fished until 3:00pm and then I had to head home.
It was great to catch up with Perry and to be able to put him on a fish. Perry only caught one, but it was a monster! Tania and I pray all who make it out this weekend have a safe and blessed trip. May you all have tight lines and good times!
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