Spring 2015 Fishing

April 25, 2015  •  Leave a Comment

Hello everyone! Ok so this isn't gonna be really related to photography other than there are pictures however it is another hobby that I have had for many years... wow, decades even. Yes plural... umm a little over three decades to be exact! I thought this would be a great place to post these updates as well as a small gallery of our results. As always check it out and feel free to comment or let me know what you think. If you can't wait and have to look NOW here's the link to the gallery.

It's that time of year when the fish in the East Tennessee area start to migrate to spawning areas. This drives many of us to the numerous local lakes to pursue these fish whether in an attempt to fill a cooler (for dinner) or for the pure sport/enjoyment of the catch. For the most part my time fishing has been the later of the two. I have (I should say WE have as my Dad along with friends got me into fishing waaaaay back when...) on occasion kept our catch to eat but very rarely. Most of the fishing I do is for pure sport and in pursuit of what's known as a "lunker" which in fisherman's terms is the biggest fish or at the least a very big fish! I had the opportunity to get to one of these lakes on Friday April 24th with a very good friend Eric. It turned out to be an awesome trip!! As will be shown in the small gallery. Every fish didn't make it to a photo op but there are a few that were worth it. Hmm so it IS photography related... kinda. As you can see I caught my new PB (personal best) today!!! YES!!! What a thrill!! It was awesome! Thanks to Eric as I almost didn't land the fish she fought so hard!! Here's to many more days with friends and family spending time doing what you enjoy (in this case fishing). AND here's to the continued pursuit of my NEW PB! Oh for those who have no clue or are curious the fish in the gallery are crappie and Largemouth bass. And that big girl, we figure to be one side or other of 6 pounds!! Awesome day! Thanks for going Eric!

 

PS There will be no fish on the menu this weekend as a fish such as that I'll not keep.... She's out there for another person to catch. Let 'em go.... let 'em grow.


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