Joe Pych

14.0 in. Largemouth Bass caught by Joe Pych fishing in New Hampshire on 06/15/08

Posted by Joe Pych Elite Member over 12 years ago

Largemouth Bass
No picture was available for this catch. This is a stock image.
Image credit: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Duane Raver
14.0" Largemouth Bass caught by Joe Pych fishing on Sunday June 15, 2008 at 14:30 near Hanover in Grafton County, New Hampshire (NH), United States North America using a floating rapala a Stick Bait by Rapala International

Last Sunday, on Fathers Day, was the maiden voyage of my new canoe: An Old Town Osprey 155 from L.L. Bean. I've been dying to get a fishing boat, but that's not "practical" for me right now: no $$$, no way to tow it, no place to store it, etc. So, I changed course and got this canoe. The canoe arrived on my doorstep only about 5 days after ordering from their website. Amazing service from L.L. Bean!

Let me tell you... I LOVE it! I am still wanting that fishing boat, but this canoe is great right now and will be a great companion to a bigger boat because you can get to excellent fishing locations.

The Osprey's maiden voyage was on nearby Storrs Pond. Robin, Sam, Curtis, and I (yes, 4 of us) fit fairly comfortably fit in that canoe - It has 3 seats and Curtis sat on the floor in front of Robin.

This was not an official fishing trip. However... I added some rod holders to the canoe and trolled a floating rapala on a long line behind the canoe. Sam was rowing up front and I was sure to direct him to every shady spot, structure, and point on the pond in the hopes of hooking a fish.

Sure enough... just after we crossed a point the rod got a good tug. After a short but dramatic fight, the pond gave me a nice little largemouth bass. Or, as Curtis calls it, a Bigmouth Bass.

It was a nice trip out with the family and a successful maiden voyage of the Osprey. Always a nice bonus to catch a fish when you are not trying very hard!

PS Sorry no picture of the fish. I was afraid to bring my camera aboard for fear of getting soaked and ruined somehow. I'll bring it next time.

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John A Wright

nice

Posted by John A Wright Elite Member over 11 years ago

Terry   Davis

LIKE THE CONOE TRIP..IT,S ALWAY NICE TO GO OUT ON THE WATER,AND ENJOY THE OUT DOORS,VERY NICE WITH YOUR FAMILY TOO,AND WHEN YOU CATCH FISH ,,THAT,S EVEN BETTER..HU

Posted by Terry Davis over 11 years ago

Brandon Mabrey

I hear ya

Posted by Brandon Mabrey Elite Member over 11 years ago

Fish Monger

Camera's are replaceable, pictures aren't LOL
I fished out of my Old Town for the last couple of years, finally bought a used boat this year. You wait, you'll love it even more once you get where you want to be!

Posted by Fish Monger over 12 years ago

Greg Jarrow

That's a good father's day. Congrats on the canoe! You're gonna love it.

Posted by Greg Jarrow over 12 years ago

Albert Scantleberry

Nice going Joe with the nice family story that's a plus.

Posted by Albert Scantleberry Expert Member over 12 years ago

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