Tomorrow I am supposed to get my Escape back (cross your fingers)! That timing would be perfect since the NCKFA Smallmouth Slam takes place on Saturday. While I am a big fan of the NCKFA and smallies, I am not a huge fan of fishing extremely muddy rivers. Enter the venue for the event, the mighty Yadkin. Do fish eat in muddy water? Sure they do, but something about it just isn't as much fun. So I am on the fence about that one and will be keeping an eye on the river levels and local forecasts until Saturday. If I don't end up on the Yadkin, I think a local trip will be at the top of the agenda!
Now for a couple total random asides. First, I have never been a fan of online tournaments. The list of things I dislike about them is long, but it was well summed up by my friend Pat Kellner in a recent email. His comment was, "To me, it doesn't show who is the best angler that day, just who fishes the best water." I think that pretty much hit the nail on the head. Maybe I will change my mind one day, but no time soon.
Second, in order to add some picture pizzaz to this post I wanted to throw in a couple pictures I stumbled upon while scrolling through my photos. This was a mutant bass I caught on Belews Lake last fall.
Belews...it's a weird place
One heck of a kink - any ideas how it might have formed?
The weirdo was actually a nice, fat, thick fish, but with the huge kink in his tail, he barely went 15". I am not sure how fish grow like that, but it was kind of neat to see. That same day, we had this gal follow us.
Bambi's mom made a swim for it
She was friendly...and maybe our long, lost goodluck charm
I had seen plenty of deer and other critters on the river, but she definitely took it to a new level. Anyone else seen some weird things out there? Until next time, tight lines!