Friday, August 12, 2016

Dev's First Smallmouth

Fishing Time:  6:30 to 7:30 PM
Weather: windy, T-90s
Moon Phase:  68% Moon
Location:  Starvation Reservoir
Best Bait:  Curly tail grub (1/8 oz jig)
Who Went:  Chris, Cari, Devin, Addison, Dayton
Cari and I took the kids for a night of camping, fishing, and exploring up at Starvation Reservoir.  We found an awesome primitive camp spot in Rabbit Gulch.  I could launch my boat right from shore and we also had our own private little beach.  The only thing missing was shade, but for one day we toughed it out.  Time to invest in a canopy.
The kids had so much fun playing at the beach, catching crawdads, and lizard hunting, that fishing didn’t catch their interest too much.  We went out on the boat in the evening, but the wind made it tough and the kids were anxious to get back to camp to eat s’mores and tell ghost stories around the campfire. 
Dev was excited to cross off another species with his first ever smallmouth bass.  He caught it all by himself by throwing a curly tailed grub in near the rocks on shore and then slow retrieving it back to the boat.  It was a proud moment for dad. 

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