Like I do every year I set myself a goal this year: Do the Florida Black Bass Slam My Way... with a Flyrod. I figured it would be EASY
I almost made the decission to make the challenge a Florida Big Catch in each species! Damn glad I came to my sense's...well close to them anyway.
This weekend I'm off for a Three day camping/fishing trip on the Absoulutely Beuatiful Santa Fe River in North Florida ( I Love this river ) once again in chase of the elusive 12" Plus Suwanee Bass ( a Florida Big Catch Suwanee is 16" they say 12" is average, my average is closer to 10"
) This year I've caught Dozens of Suwanee Bass on the Flyrod grining my ass off every time these guys are a Blast on a flyrod
but breaking that 12" mark is Killin me! Sure weather/storms/wind/lightening/low water/skinnywalletytist have taken their toll, Butt Damit this trip I'm ALL IN!!! Two 4wts fully rigged, floating lines, sink tip lines, 9' Mono and Floro 4-6lb leaders plenty of tippet and some specificly tied bugs, wooly buggers and crawfish. I even have blessings from the Girlfriend....her exact words where "Get the ^%$# out of here"
Yeah I know yall are all laughin at me because I'm freaking over a lil 12" Bass
you'd just have to catch one on a flyrod or ultra light tackle to understand
BTW as far as the Florida Black Bass Slam on the Flyrod go's so far here's where I stand.
19" Largemouth on a Foamy Frog.
14" Shoal Bass on a Crawfish pattern, I wanna go catch some more Shoalies too!
11 1/2" Suwanee Bass on a Olive/Black wooly bugger.
No Spotted Bass yet both trips to northwest Florida turned into fiasco's between Tropical Storm Debby and a exploding Jeep radiator things havent gone well
Still have 4 1/2 months and down here the Fall is better fishing in my opinion.... Wish Me Luck