It has been a while since I posted and that is because life has been super busy, in large part, because the fishing has been great.  Man, I love this time of year!

This is a photo of Tommy’s Brownie he caught on the Mini-Madison a few weeks ago.

This post is to give you a quick update on my most recent writing endeavor.  As of yesterday, I had another article published in the July issue of Southern Idaho Living Magazine entitled: “Fishing with T-Bass,” which is about taking my son, Tommy, fishing for bass in Southeastern Idaho for the first time.  This story is a fun adventure for anyone who enjoys fishing for bass and taking kids fishing.  Here is a little teaser:

“T-Bone, the place where we’re fishing has bass, crappie and bluegill. You’ll love it!” I said to Tommy, my eight-year old son, as we drove towards or fishing destination.  “If you catch a bass all by yourself, your new nickname will be T-Bass.” 

Earlier that week, my good friend, Matt Lucia, scored an awesome boat—a small, green Coleman Crawdaddy, which is perfect for lake bass fishing—a trailer, and two electric motors and batteries for a whopping $400.00. The price was definitely right and we couldn’t refuse such an enticing offer. We dubbed our little green fishing boat, “The Bizass Blaster,” as we planned to use it to fly fish primarily for bass and sunfish on Southern Idaho’s numerous reservoirs and lakes.

On the morning of Saturday of Memorial Day Weekend, our destination was a little reservoir, which has been designated by the Idaho Fish and Game as a trophy bass fishery. This means that you can only keep two bass, which have to be over 20 inches. However, the reservoir is also full of crappie and bluegill and you can keep as many of them as you want. Our plan was to load up on these sunfish so that we could filet them and make some fish tacos.

Unfortunately, the forecast for the day was cloudy skies with a high chance of rain, but with the new Bizass Blaster, we were going fishing come hell or high water. When we arrived at the reservoir, the sun was shining through the clouds and I thought we just might catch a break from the weather forecast. . . .  

If you want to find out if the weather held up and read more about this fun adventure, here is the link to the article:

This is a picture of T-Bass’s fish that we caught in the downpour.  Check out that smile!

I truly enjoy taking my kids fishing.  There is nothing greater than seeing a child’s smile as he or she experiences the joy of catching a fish.  Take a kid fishing, you wont regret it!

Happy 4th of July everyone!  Thanks for stopping by. 


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