On a whim I took off Wednesday from work. We were having beautiful weather and I was yearning to be on the water. I'd discovered yet another lake near my house and was going to explore it. I've had to make a list of ideal kayaking waters near me, there are so many less than an hour's drive, and I desperately want to cover most by this season's end.
Largemouth bass also loved the wood. I've never seen such big fish before. I inadvertently herded and trapped one up a tributary of shallow water. I saw it hovering and we watched one another until it made a dash under my boat, rocking me and leaving a wide trail of bubbles as it sped away. It had been easily 3ft long and 7-8" wide. I saw a few others, a little smaller, and wondered if the fisherman had seen them too. There is a notice on the bank asking the large ones to be returned to the water, they can take about 12 years to reach the size of the one I saw. Wikipedia has the maximum length of one recorded at 29.5" long. If that's so, then that's the one I saw or a new record could be achieved if this chap is caught.
After a few relaxing hours I loaded Big Red onto Stuart and drove home, also relaxing because there's hardly any traffic out here.What a wonderful way to break up the work week. It should be made law that Wednesdays are now a day of rest! Or in my case a Day of Paddling!