Monday, April 14, 2014

Spring Flingin'

Man, you have to love mother nature and all of her critters. Homo sapiens are not the only ones who like to exchange the winter coat out for a pair of shorts and flip flops. Bright sunny spring days rejuvenate all living things alike. Ducks are paired up, birds are on nests, turtles are running trains on each other, and kayak fisherman have the spring bite overtaking the mind. Yeah, this time of year is pretty awesome!

Having completed the majority of my projects at the home front, it was only fitting to dust off the Predator MX and break out the brand spankin' new "Hooked" Werner Cyprus paddle. I decided to stay close to home since I still had minor chores left to do in preparation to putting my house on the market.

One thing I love about this particular lake is that I'm normally blessed to observe nature in it's purest form. My Nikon DSLR is just as important and my fishing rods. I know that sounds crazy, but once you start capturing those "moments", you will know where I'm coming from. On this beautiful day, I was able to get in a little bass fishing in between closing the shutter. Here are the highlights of the day:

The water in this lake is pretty stained so it heats up quicker than a lot of lakes. The eastern side of the lake gets more sun exposure which means it heats up quicker. Where do you think I found new beds with chunky bass guarding them? Yup, you guessed it!

These fish were not easy to catch by any means! The few that I was able to piss off enough fell victim to the PowerTeam Lures Conviction Craw. Both green pumpkin with blue swirl and black with red flake blue swirl did the trick. I threw lizards, worms, creatures, name it, I threw it. The Conviction Craw was the only bait that could entice a strike. The key was persistence and not giving in.


Well, that was fun to say the least! What's going to be even more fun is the YakAttack tournament this upcoming weekend in Farmville, Virginia. This is one event that I look forward to every year. Even though the tournament is more about the camaraderie compared to competition,  I still have to bring my "A" game. I mean, I have my 2013 "Slam" title to defend. We will see what happens...

~See ya on the water!


  1. I can't wait for it! It will be good to hang with everyone again!

    1. Hell yeah man! I think I look forward to sharing a drink and some laughs with everybody as well!!

  2. Good luck this weekend Richie. Have fun. BTW~ your pictures were spot on and it makes me feel really great that you have put that camera to such great use. The joys of Spring are such a gift. We can learn so much about love by simply watching nature. Great job. Happy Easter to you and your beautiful family.

    1. Thanks Mom! Yes, that camera is one of my favorite tools. I don't get on the water without it! Thanks again! Happy Easter to you guys as well. Hopefully the Easter Bunny did not die from frostbite!!