Mikes Fish Camp April 2009



The first bass fishing trip of 2009 got of to a beautiful start. The water was cold, the fish were a little slow. If you didnt fish slow you were just practice casting. Deep in the lilly pads the bass and pickerel lurked, put the lure right in front of their face or you got nothing. Eagles, herons and kingfishers filled the sky. Cairo shared his enthusiasm and our host Mike spent a lot of his fishing time doing chores like fixing the dam. John and Rob fished so slow we sometimes thought they were stuck. I cant fish that slow so trolled some with Toni and taught her how to cast. She did so well she caught a bass right out of the lilly pads with a senko she picked out and swam between the lilly pads. Some Crappie were fried up by Mike for supper and Rob did his famous Sunday breakfast, both qualified for fish camp gourmets. For me the hightlight was Toni catching her first bass on her own in a very hard fishing situation, in the lilly pads, cold water and a very slow bite. I wont forget that while I was slowly creeping a jid thru the jungle she jumped up and shouted, I got one. Her first largemouth caught and photographed she dug right back into the weeds with me and we didnt catch anymore bass. What fun we had sharing fish camp with Mike, Rob and John and Cairo.


Tonis First Largemouth on a Senko


Cairo Sharing His Love of the Water Playing Keep Away with His Firehose


Mike Fish Cabin


Mike Fixing the Dam


Toni Bravely Walking the Dam


Eagle Nest


Mikes Beautiful Lake


Jack and TOni at the Cabin


Rob Trolling About for Bass


Rob with a Bass


John with a Bass and Chain Pickerel


Jack and Tonis Pontoon at the Dock


Jack Trying to Fish SLOW


Jacks Bass for the Weekend


John and Jack Cruising in the Pontoon


Weight Limit on the Dock, 1 Jack

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