On a day that grew hot enough to slow roast a pig on the tarmac (not that I’ve ever done that) the boy had the itch to twitch baits to fish. On this day I was more of a lazy host, willing to kick back and watch, occasionally tossing a bait here and there. The boy (Trace) is quite a focus, determined angler, at only 12. He seems to process and analyze conditions, bite patters etc. to formulate a plan, usually to some success.


While we only had the gumpf to stay out a few hours, catching mostly “thumb sucker” Bass, my fellow lake fishing friend landed a nice 7.2 lb Largemouth early on and were able to snap a few pics before it was released.

Kayak Fishing Largemouth Bass