Four of us did a nice day trip on the Cahaba River yesterday. One of the guys I work with (Frank) and I met Brian (Nooner) and Lance (RedHeron) at the launch about 7:00. By the time we shuttled my truck and trailer down to the take-out, it was after 7:30 before we got on the water. The day started out slow and I was getting nervous that the fish just weren’t going to cooperate after I invited these guys to fish a place I said was a good place to fish. Well, the fish finally decided to cooperate and everyone caught a bunch of hard fighting Spots. Frank hadn’t fished in years and it was his first time fishing out of a kayak, so I was really hoping he would have a good day. He ended up catching at least 10 and had a couple nice 2-2.5Lb spots in the mix. Like just about everyone who fishes the river the first time, he commented on how hard those spotted bass fight. He had a good day but said he was beat after a day on the river. I’m not sure how many fish Brian and Lance caught, but I know it was a bunch and I think they both got a few nice ones during the day. Hopefully one or both will post some of their pictures. I ended up having a good day with 5 Spots that were 3lbs or more and one really nice one that went 4lbs 12ozs. I’m not sure what the total numbers were, I quit counting the dinks after 25. Here are some of the pictures I took:
Frank’s first fish out of a Kayak!
My big fish of the day.
____________________________________ United States Air Force Veteran * Fishing out of a WS Ride 115 & Tarpon 120
It was a great trip as always. I also only caught dinks for the first good part of the day. But I did get one worth measuring and photoing. I had a total of about 11 some were so small they hit the lure as it was coming out of the water and didn't stay buttoned. A lot of fish caught were good fighting one pounders hard to believe they were so small after the fight they gave.