Post by goosepondmonster on Jul 30, 2020 8:33:55 GMT -5
Last Saturday we were planning to go fish a pond at my buddy's great aunt's house. I knew the pond held some good bass, and I figured the dink bluegill at the pond in the local park would be the perfect bait. I set out in the morning to catch a few to take with us...
Esau and I went back to retrieve our minnow trap then we were off to see if he could catch his first largemouth...
It wasn't the big bass I was hoping he'd hook into, but he was excited either way and that is the important part.
Way to go Esau!! He's funny! When I was his age we lived on a small farm that had a little pond in the pasture. My grandpa would come over and catch little bluegill to use for bait on the White River. He would use a cane pole with just a tiny gold hook and usually no bait and would just catch them one after another.
Life is just a series of obstacles preventing you from fishing.
Post by goosepondmonster on Jul 31, 2020 18:48:08 GMT -5
Thanks. He really enjoys doing the videos and it does crack me up with some of the stuff he says when the camera is rolling.
I was using a size 10 hook and it is still too big for most of those gills. I tried just throwing the bare hook, which they would go for after it had a crappie nibbler on it, but I couldn't get them hooked.
That's as small as the hooks get on the BPS site. I may have to finally invest in that micro fishing rig I've talked about for a while.
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