Thursday, December 17, 2015

Bank Beating Boy

Asher has been pounding the pond this week. For the past couple of days, he's gotten to spend a couple of afternoon hours per day walking the bank and slipping a cast everywhere he can squeeze between the trees. If Asher is fishing, he is happy, but to make a good thing even better, the fish have been pretty cooperative. I believe both days produced five or six fish, and yesterday's catch included one 15-inch bass. (He toted around a cooler lid that had a measuring rule on it.) He has caught a few bluegills, but most fish have been bass.

Asher's approach has been simple. He has stuck with a Lindy Watsit Grub and mixed swimming it and hopping it along the bottom. Normally we have to vertical fish in the deepest part of the ponds to catch much during mid-December, but the weather has been so mild that the fish are still acting like it's mid-autumn.

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