A holiday weekend always offers the promise of long and uninterrupted fishing. But after the kids’ ballgames, picnics, home chores and other commitments, you find that there is not nearly as much time left as you had planned.
I was able to get out for a few hours this weekend because I am lucky on a few counts. First and foremost, I have a wife that supports my fishing habit. As long as I don’t wake her up in the morning as I leave and I am back before lunch, we’re OK (no interrogations or accusations).
Second, I live less than 30 minutes away from a number of rivers, streams, lakes and ponds. Depending on the weather, water levels and time of year, I may choose to throw on waders and go after trout, or load up the kayak and find some bass and panfish.
Memorial Day weekend provided the weather and the opportunity to both wade and kayak. I spent an hour wading on a nearby river, which produced one very fat and unyielding trout.
I also had some productive time kayak fishing in local lakes, finding some of the first bass of the season. As the temperatures reach into the 70’s and 80’s the bass are becoming active and the ones that I’ve seen so far are chunky and have great color.
That said, here’s a short video featuring a couple of today’s catches. Enjoy!