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#12774066 - 05/30/18 10:47 AM Memorial Day fishing
Jake Blood Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 04/06/08
Posts: 501
Loc: Fort Worth
Hit the lake at about 5:45 on Memorial day hoping to get some chunks in the boat before the sun got too high in the sky for my pasty a$$.

There was very little breeze, water was about 82 degrees and I started shallow. Just 6 casts into the day, I caught a 4 and a half pounder on a square bill in about 4 feet of water. Great way to start the day.



Continued fishing the square bill and later switched to a crank bait for a bit, until I finally settled in with a weightless fluke which put another couple smaller fish in the boat. Towards the end of the day I was throwing a square bill once again as I was on my way out and caught this monster.



While I admire his ambition, this little guy needs to better pick his battles lol. Unfortunately for him the hook went through his eye and I don't think he is gonna make it.

All in all, I had a total of 5 fish... that includes Nemo. It was a tough day to be out there in that heat. It seems the last couple times I have been out, I have landed a couple fish in the first 30 minutes, and that after that the struggle gets real. I really need to learn to find and fish for bass when they go deep. If anyone ever wants to make a trip out and show me how it is done, I would be down for that.

That said, I had something happen to me that had never happen before. As I launched my boat an older fella came up and asked me if he could go fishing with me. Being wary of a stranger and having never been approached like that before, I said that I normally fish alone. He said thank you and walked off. As I started motoring out to the main lake I felt really bad and turned around to go pick him up but he was gone.

Has this happened to any of you, just a random ask at the launch? What did you do?

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#12774973 - 05/30/18 10:10 PM Re: Memorial Day fishing [Re: Jake Blood]
gar1970 Online   content
Extreme Angler

Registered: 04/23/11
Posts: 1776
Loc: southwest more west than south...
Great post and pics thumb
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#12775416 - 05/31/18 10:31 AM Re: Memorial Day fishing [Re: Jake Blood]
BigfootHunter Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 05/12/18
Posts: 5
Loc: Texas-Brazoria-77581
Hey Jake. No, it’s never happened to me but I don’t have a boat. I don’t know if you are a believer, but as I read that part of your post I immediately thought of the Bible scripture that says, “when we help someone we may be entertaining Angels unaware”.
Whoa, that’s some strong stuff ! In this day and time, could he have pulled out a gun, shot you and pushed you over the edge of the boat ? Yes.
It’s a crazy world we live in now.
I still believe there is much more good than there is bad though. The good doesn’t make the evening news or the newspapers.

What would I have done ? I have no idea. It’s one of those things that you would just have to be there I guess.

If it had been a “fishing Angel” and you were being tested ?? I think you passed with flying colors, because you thought about it and went back. Doesn’t matter that he was gone, you went back, that’s what counts.
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#12776665 - 06/01/18 11:41 AM Re: Memorial Day fishing [Re: Jake Blood]
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Registered: 04/16/09
Posts: 2057
Loc: Dallas, Tx
I find it amusing when those little guys get so aggressive.

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#12776942 - 06/01/18 03:21 PM Re: Memorial Day fishing [Re: Jake Blood]
Paparon Offline
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Registered: 10/04/10
Posts: 2523
Loc: Rowlett, TX
Nice bass!

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#12777005 - 06/01/18 04:27 PM Re: Memorial Day fishing [Re: Jake Blood]
Pot licker Online   content
Extreme Angler

Registered: 01/22/17
Posts: 1018
Loc: SW Texas
Great post thanks for sharing thumb

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#12812146 - 07/01/18 12:51 AM Re: Memorial Day fishing [Re: Jake Blood]
Chaparro75 Offline
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Registered: 12/11/13
Posts: 244
Loc: Dallas, TX
I have a story.
My father got me into Fishing and would take myself and some neighborhood friends with us all the time growing up.
I’ve been fishing with groups for 30 years now. So I don’t like to fish by myself. Sometimes I rather not go at all, than go alone. Sometimes when I get desperate I’ll share on Facebook to my friends if any one wants to go, most of the time no one wants to.
I posted one day and no one wanted to go. So I headed to the boat ramp solo. Some older gentleman started up a conversation with me as I was launching the boat. When I was all set I remembered how much I wanted someone to go fishing with and no one had wanted to go from my Facebook friends , so I asked the guy if he would like to join me. He said yes and went to park his car and came out with a drink and a sandwich. We caught some sand bass and talked about our different stages of life, relationships, and that was that.
I felt like God put him there cause he could see how desperatly I needed someone to fish(talk) with.

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#12812431 - 07/01/18 11:17 AM Re: Memorial Day fishing [Re: Jake Blood]
C.M. Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 09/09/16
Posts: 208
Facebook friends are the best! /s

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#12823204 - 07/10/18 04:14 PM Re: Memorial Day fishing [Re: Jake Blood]
Jake Blood Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 04/06/08
Posts: 501
Loc: Fort Worth
Well I don't think I will ever say no again.. unless it looks like a total mismatch lol...
It is kind of crazy how many times I think about it and wish I had said yes when he first asked me. Could of made his day, who knows.. he could of made mine.

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