We are over half way through January and I am still not planning on fishing the BFL next year. I wish there were a club series around here, or water for that matter.
The longer I go without fishing, the more I wonder if I can make it a year without fishing the BFL's. Signing up for that has always given me the excuse that I have to go. I am going to try to fish the first one at Grand Lake, but that may be it.
We are really wanting to get out camping quite a bit this spring. Having a tournament series along with family commitments, and friend commitments, and work around the house ties me up so that I cannot go camping. Maybe, if I don't fish the tournaments it will free up a little time.
Once the baby gets here, I will have a little better idea of what to expect. The 2 older boys are starting to get to where they can take care of themselves a little bit.
I was thinking about selling the boat this spring but don't think I will. It would be a good year to do it. I could sell it and watch for a newer bass boat for when I get back into tournament fishing.
I'm hoping that Canton Lake will fill back up this spring. It's now 9 to 10 foot low and would be impossible to put a boat in. It may be a little safer as I heard that the islands are now sticking up out of the water so you know where they are at. It's our one close lake at 1 1/2 hours away that I know I can catch fish at. We can pull both the boat and the camper there. A lot of the other lakes I would love to try are 2 to 2 1/2 hours away. It would be quite a bit more costly to pull both the boat and the camper that far.
This should be a good year for fishing and camping as the boys are at a perfect age to start learning some new things, like tubing, and maybe the older one can start tying on his own lures. I'll at least put a snap swivel on for him so he can change them himself.
Maybe I will schedule camping trips like I have booked bass tournaments. I can pick out weekends that I think will work and book a campground at some lake that weekend. Then I can try out new lakes and be committed to go camping. Then when somebody says, "Can you help me with this, this weekend?", I can say, "Sorry Charlie, I've already paid for a camping spot for this weekend."
Son of a ****** - Even though it was after 8PM and fast getting dark I made the decision to try going fishing in the snow. I turned onto the Grumpy Old Man Hole road at Ric...
3 days ago