Thursday, March 24, 2011

The One That Should Have Gotten Away

"Large"mouth Bass
 Even my (then 4 yr old) daughter laughed at me........The Outdoor Blogger Network recently posted an outdoor photo prompt request for the most un-frame worthy photo that you would have.  Well, here is mine.  Early in the season last summer I was fishing at one of my favorite local ponds when I did battle with this monster.  He damn near pulled me over the bridge and into the water....well, actually it was more like I happen to notice something on the end of my line before my next cast.  The only reason I took the picture was because I didn't think anyone would believe me when I told them how SMALL the bass was.  You may notice the spinner hanging from his mouth is actually a Mepps size #0.  As much as I would have loved to mount this guy above the fireplace, I let him go.  I figure in about 7-8 years he'll be ready.  So there you have it, please try and get the laughing out of your system before my next post.  (The worst part is that I actually caught another even smaller later in the season on a fly....Someone up there really has some sense of humor.)


  1. He may be small, but just look at those colors.

  2. Perfect size for the home fish tank.

  3. Next time I won't look a gift horse in the mouth...I'll use him for bait.