Wednesday, February 29, 2012

The Bobber Dips, Then You Laugh

I decided to fish a local pond that I've never been to today. Hopes were high. Sometimes you are caught by surprise when fishing and what is on your hook. Today, it happened twice.

How did they manage to eat a size 4 hook? Feisty little guys...

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Time to Wet a Line

As we looked at the forecast for this last weekend, Saturday looked promising at 64 degrees with a south wind of 15mph. Matt and I decided to try our favorite Crappie hole and see how close we are to the spawn. With a warm winter, we figured the spawn would happen a little earlier this year than last.

We picked up 2 dozen minnows and got setup. We get 3 fish immediately, but we wondered if they were flukes, so we didn't start a stringer.

The next hour went by rather uneventfully. Then, someone flipped the fish-switch. I had two lines set out and several times had both bobbers dipping at the same time. The largest fish of the day took off with Matt's line from open water and put up a heck of a fight. He came to the surface to jump and I could've sworn he was a bass with the way he was acting. Below are pictures of some of the fish.

I have heard quite a bit of contraversy about the umbrella rig lately, and I have to say, I want to try it. I like to purchase from local stores whenever possible, so I found A and M Baits out of Eufaula, Oklahoma and ordered their A-rig for $10. It just arrived today.

 We'll be going out this weekend to fill a stringer for sure.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Taking The Next Step

We wanted to get a good base underneath us with just a regular, free blog prior to setting up our domain. Over the course of the hunting season, our views steadily crept up and we wanted to go ahead and establish ourselves online for future purposes and growth. Thank you for following us as we have taken Make it Happen Outdoors from an idea to a reality. More changes will be made over the next couple of months.