Wednesday, March 29, 2023
GOMH Locked Up Again
Monday, March 27, 2023
2023 When Will I See My Driveway? #1
I originally wasn't going to start this year's count down to when I will be able to see the driveway until later in the week after the cold weather passed, but the rents were out tonight; there are a few patches of ground showing on the upper driveway, so I thought what the heck. This is the latest I have ever started with the question. The previous late start was on 3/26/13. It looks to me like there isn't much room for melting in the next couple of weeks between the lack of sun and cool temps. I'll be happy to see the full driveway by the 10th of April, but I think it may take longer.
|Where the car sits|
|A few open spots along the southside|
|All snow on the end of the driveway.|
Sunday, March 26, 2023
GOMH Yesterday and Today
|Slightly more open today|
|A little bit of bare ground on the hillside|
|Dead fish & fish struggling to breathe at the surface.|
Something I've never witnessed here and an ominous sign.
|It's gonna be a while before the North side of the bridge is snow free.|
|Hopefully, open water here by April 1st|
Baxter Bass Snatcher's 2022 Mr & Mrs. Bass Were Crowned
The Snatchers had our annual banquet on Saturday. The highlight of the evening was Mrs. Bass getting her crown from Mr. Bass, Snatcher Fields.
Congrats To Gussy Bassmaster Classic Champion
|Photo: James Overstreet|
Two 3lb smallies were just enough to hold off the field and take the win on a very-tough Tennessee River. The 18-inch minimum size for smallmouth undoubtedly had an impact on a lot of anglers.
Saturday, March 25, 2023
Bass Fishing Has A New Unofficial Commissioner
Office Of The Unofficial Bass Angling Commissioner
I'm guessing this is a Twitter Account that is linked to Blogger. I hope the guy has a long tenure and is not just a flash in the pan.
Tough Day 1 For My FBF Squad. Updated: Final Place
Thoughts On The 2023 Baxter Bass Snatcher Tournaments
North Long: I just want to catch a limit. Haven't done that the last two times we have fished here. Also hope to pre-fish this one with Roger and maybe my boater as well.
Tournaments Fished: 3 (08,17,21) 2 Snatcher Mini-Bucks
Tournaments Fished: 2 (14,19)
Biggest Bass: 2/3 (6/7/14) Chuck Johansen (Boater)
Best Finish: 10th Place (9/28/19) Paul Ruff (Boater)
Whitefish Chain: Hopefully, it isn't windy, cold, and raining because The Chain is a fish factory. Wouldn't mind a little rain to keep boat traffic down.
Tournament Fished: 6 Snatcher Tournaments (10,12,14,16,19,21) and 1 Excel (04)
Best Limit: 14/02 (6/5/21) Hammer (Boater)
Thursday, March 23, 2023
My Bassmaster Classic Fantasy Squads
My first two Drain the Lake rosters were underwhelming. Gonna need big scores and several tournament winners if I am going to go anywhere in this game.
Wednesday, March 22, 2023
Sunday, March 19, 2023
MLF Douglas & Cherokee Fantasy Picks
Getting these picks out a little late. MLF didn't have their act together, assigning picks to the days they are fishing. I only had 3 guys fishing on the first day, as you can see below. Hopefully, it doesn't matter and all my picks advance.
Penultimate Day of Winter @GOMH
Thursday, March 16, 2023
Added A Tackle Goal For 2023
I have resolved to catch 5 bass on a Jitterbug this year. I don't know if I will buy a new one or go with my small collection. I bought a couple off eBay several years back, but I don't think I ever used them because they struck me as poorly made-Chinese junk. I'm pretty sure I can catch five bass at the Grumpy Old Man Hole this Spring, so I will add a bait or two in the topwater boxes I bring.
Wednesday, March 15, 2023
Spring Watch! Episode 4, 2023
Monday, March 13, 2023
GOMH March 13th
|Kaylee along for the ride|
Saturday, March 11, 2023
Tuesday, March 07, 2023
Monday, March 06, 2023
Youtube Channel, The Nature of Fishing
Thanks to Bass Boat Central forums, I just discovered a fantastic largemouth bass fishing channel on YouTube named The Nature of Fishing. The content is top-tier and a bit of a throwback to old-school In-Fisherman type teaching. Excellent stuff!
Sunday, March 05, 2023
Platte Lake Ice Out Prediction For 2023 (Updated)
Saturday, March 04, 2023
Snatcher Tuma more than doubled his Day 1 weight catching 22/12 and jumped up well over 100 places in the standings to finish in 25th Place in the first Bassmaster Open Elite Qualifier of 2023.
Way to get it done, Keith!