Did you get the opportunity to get out one afternoon or over the weekend to do any fishing? I got out with my brother Bill this past Monday to do a little fishing over at Gardy’s Mill Pond. We only had a couple hours that afternoon and Bill managed to find the first bass of the day, a nice 5 pounder on a chrome blue back lipless crankbait. He then proceeded to catch 2 more nice bass weighing about 4 pounds each. But before he could get his 3rd bass unhooked, I had switched the jerkbait I was using to a chrome blue back and landed my first bass, about 2 pounds. I then proceeded to catch 4 more bass, but nothing as big as Bill’s. As much as we take fishing serious, and try to solve the puzzle of getting the bass to bite, it is the fun that we have that keeps us going back. We spent the whole time laughing together and enjoying life.
This past weekend was the Richmond Fishing Expo and it was the perfect opportunity to get out and meet other anglers from across the state and to find some great deals on baits, boats, and more. While I did do that and took in some of the seminars offered by top anglers, it was a true pleasure to get to talk to the kids about fishing. The Thompson’s made the trip up to the Expo and I had the opportunity to talk fishing with Benjamin, who really loves to fish. I even got to see him try his hand at catching a trout over at the trout pond they bring in each year. While they did not want to bite at the moment, he was working his bait hard to entice one. I also got to talk to many kids there with their families.
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Benjamin Thompson and his mom Christina at the trout pond at the Richmond Fishing Expo.