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Lake: Horseshoe Reservoir (Lathrop SP)
Fish: Smallmouth Bass

Long Time Ago

Post By: johnski      Posted: 6/10/2022 7:22:58 AM     Points: 1819    
It has been 54 years since I caught my last smallmouth bass until yesterday. Have to admit, my focus had been elsewhere, but it sure was nice to catch a feisty smallmouth as I drew up the white jig along the rocks. Missed a few too and was fun to see them in attack mode within the last few feet of line retreival. The last ime I caught a small mouth was with my long departed dad in a lake back east. Yesterday brought back a wonderful memory of dad, especially with Fathers Day drawing near.

I belly boated this lake too, and drifted with the wind. But after one lap, the chop got a little aggressive and did shore fishing. It is a fun lake to fish if you are down this way!
 Reply by: Barnacles      Posted: 6/10/2022 9:16:14 AM     Points: 4466
54 years is a long time. Bass are not my thing either, but I do go on a binge a few times every year. Can totally relate to that bringing back memories of your Dad. Mine's been gone about 20 years & I still think of him every time I catch one. This picture is from about 1970. Catch and release never crossed his mind. We ate every one that he caught. Different times.
 Reply by: Barnacles      Posted: 6/10/2022 9:16:52 AM     Points: 4466
Forgot the picture...
 Reply by: johnski      Posted: 6/10/2022 3:55:31 PM     Points: 1819
Hey barnacles...yea we ate everything too. Perch, bluegill, bass, bullheads. We even spent summer evenings in a boat catching bullfrogs for their tasy legs. Good memories.....Nice pic of your dad....and happy fatyhers day amigo....
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