Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Bass in the Lowlands

Western Colorado is in full summer mode.  Warm mornings that are usually accompanied by monsoonal afternoon thunderstorms.  I love the variety of weather and the cooler evenings, but it can ruin fishing plans fairly quickly.

I have been able to get out a few times over the last month.  My first float was to a little pond in our community that holds some decent warm water species.  I don’t consider myself much of a bass fisherman.  My only experience with them is from my college days in Texas.  However, these largies seemed to enjoy the jigs.

There were a couple perchlets and sunfish that came to play as well.

As the sun was disappearing over the horizon I hooked into something hefty that took me for a ride.  This fish had some shoulders and was soon pulling me around in the tube.  She peeled my 4lb test line from the reel many times before finally coming to the net.  This is definitely my biggest Colorado largemouth to date.

There are some great fishing opportunities right in our backyards.  I do have a writeup on the high country in the works, but until life well.

1 comment:

  1. That last one was a fattie! looks like 5-6 lbs or so? nice job, brotha!