So many fish.
So little time.
The reoccurring theme of this site has become how daddy-life and office-life pretty much kick my ass on the daily. I keep saying how I want to chase certain fish during certain seasons. But, winter catfish got skipped, yellow perch got skipped, crappie, bedding bass, and so on. One of my favorites is spring tautog and unfortunately that got skipped too. Well, I made sure to make time to look for one of my other spring favorites,
And it was worth it. As in years past, my buddies and I paddled and searched until we found them. Willy Rags, Wayne Tu, Doug Greiner, Gary from MD, and myself all hooked up. Big swimbaits with stout hooks, 50lb braid, and 65lb leader lead to signature headshakes, mean runs and awesome sleigh rides.
|Photo Credit: William Ragulsky|
Unfortunately I couldn't return the favor. He had a thick 50+" red slip out of his lap before I could get a photo.
Greiner and Gary went on to have an amazing season. I didn't get as many chances to chase them as I would have liked, but I'm very grateful for the opportunites I did get.