|Gorgeous isn't it?|
|Food and Beauty, all in one place?! BRILLIANT!|
Luckily, we finally found a gas station that was actually open for business! The down side of this is that Dan and I really had to hit the bathroom. Two cups of coffee has a way of putting some pressure on the bladder. Unfortunately, this station didn't have one, though judging by the neighborhood, this wasn't much of a surprise. So Dan heads around the back of the building and does his thing. As he is heading back he tells me to look to the right of the dumpster. Naturally, I do and what I find is quite a metaphor for the condition of Gary, IN. Right out in the open, with a street less than twenty feet away, somebody found comfort in dropping a duece. I'll spare my faithful readers the pictures.
|30"+ on a red/white Sims Spinner|
|Red/White Sims Spinner|
Once again, we find a great looking section that has plenty of current breaks and lots of good looking structure. We fish that for a bit and it's starting to seem that there isn't much there. On one of the last casts, Dan hooks up again. Just like last time...line in, net out, and what do we see? A healthy looking 17" largemouth.
|Gary working the trolling motor|
We finally hit a bay that got all of our hearts racing. I ended up watching three pike flash at my lure, but never hooked up with any of them. Gary had one or two tease him as well. I think Dan had one there as well, but came up empty. We left that section and decided to drive up the river and see what could find. It was high, moving fast, dirty, and full of debris. I must say that it is a very nice looking river and I will gladly fish it again. On a day with better conditions, that epic day we were all hoping for will positively happen.
|8" lure, 12" fish. That's what I call heart!|
That was about it for the day. We did make it back to the first bay, but it didn't produce a second time. The rain was starting to really come down, and Gary was getting frustrated. Apparently he through one too many lures in to the trees. We've all had those days....