2022 Fresh Water Catch Thread

Duckmauler dhc

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Another afternoon of fun with the little guy. I wish my wife looked at me the way the he looks at a bass 😂

Managed 13 on the afternoon and lost a real big one. Caught 1 over 4 and and 3 more in the 3 lb range. I hope these cooler nights make this shallow cranking bite turn on even more. Can’t wait to go again next week.
 

YanceyGreenhorn

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JWH15

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Duckmauler dhc

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your pics prove it doesn't monsoon everyday in the piedmont...

We have gone 12 days without rain and it has been wonderful…..some places get more than others but where from Kernersville to Graham it rains wayyyyyyyyyyyyyyy more than anywhere else. Also, the two lakes I’ve been to this week have several other lakes around them that are flooded but they are only drawing drinking water from these particular lakes so they are slightly low which is why I went there to begin with.
 

Duckmauler dhc

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I wish my wife looked at me the way she looks at a trout 😑

Also I motion your user name be changed to BassMauler, and some years down the road your son will have to be BassMaulerJr. I was gonna suggest BM2, kinda like @QBD2 …but BM2 is like a double entendre of turd synonyms
He will probably be teaching me how to fish soon. He was trying to drive the boat yesterday. The whole time we were out there he had one of my poles in his hand trying to dip the bait in the water and mimicking whatever I was doing. I never thought he would be able to tolerate 4 hour fishing trips on the boat at 12-14 months let alone enjoy it. I think it's his most favorite thing, at least for the time being. I know at some point he may not be as enthusiastic about going as I am but I'm going to enjoy this time while it lasts. I'm just happy that he's a happy kid, content with pretty much any activity and that I'm not stuck in the house.
 

JWH15

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He will probably be teaching me how to fish soon. He was trying to drive the boat yesterday. The whole time we were out there he had one of my poles in his hand trying to dip the bait in the water and mimicking whatever I was doing. I never thought he would be able to tolerate 4 hour fishing trips on the boat at 12-14 months let alone enjoy it. I think it's his most favorite thing, at least for the time being. I know at some point he may not be as enthusiastic about going as I am but I'm going to enjoy this time while it lasts. I'm just happy that he's a happy kid, content with pretty much any activity and that I'm not stuck in the house.
My 16 month old can't sit still for 2 seconds. We took him back in August for his first trip on the boat and my wife had to hold him like a straight jacket the whole time to keep him from jumping overboard :ROFLMAO: . He did like the bass I caught, so hopefully when he's older he will be begging to go.
 

Duckmauler dhc

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My 16 month old can't sit still for 2 seconds. We took him back in August for his first trip on the boat and my wife had to hold him like a straight jacket the whole time to keep him from jumping overboard :ROFLMAO: . He did like the bass I caught, so hopefully when he's older he will be begging to go.

Mine may not be as well behaved by the 16 month mark. I am just grateful that he behaves so well up to this point. He goes all over the boat but nothing that would be dangerous or anything…..he just likes to play with the poles and will go from one to another. He likes to push buttons on the depth finder as well. It’s also easy when I took him in my 12 foot jon boat because I have him in arms length but I’ve taken him out in the bass boat as well recently and he did really well with that. Just in the fun exploring stage. If I could keep him in this stage for the next 18 years that would be awesome lol
 

YanceyGreenhorn

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He will probably be teaching me how to fish soon. He was trying to drive the boat yesterday. The whole time we were out there he had one of my poles in his hand trying to dip the bait in the water and mimicking whatever I was doing. I never thought he would be able to tolerate 4 hour fishing trips on the boat at 12-14 months let alone enjoy it. I think it's his most favorite thing, at least for the time being. I know at some point he may not be as enthusiastic about going as I am but I'm going to enjoy this time while it lasts. I'm just happy that he's a happy kid, content with pretty much any activity and that I'm not stuck in the house.
That’s really cool man you’re doing him a greater service than you might realize.
 

Duckmauler dhc

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We busted their butts this afternoon. It got so good the little guy needed a nap. Caught a 5.6 pounder on my last cast. Really hoping the rain doesn’t do what they say it will this weekend but regardless the last two weeks of dry weather have made for phenomenal fishing conditions.
 

Duckmauler dhc

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Had my dad in the tin boat yesterday and we put 15 in the boat. I always think they will gorge themselves before a tropical system but every time I’ve ever fished just ahead of one or during one it has never been a great bite. But we caught some nice fish and lost a couple big ones. Hoping that the lakes all settle back down asap after the floods. It was a fun couple weeks of fishing some lower water conditions. They will have plenty of hiding places now.
 
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