Wednesday, December 16, 2009

New gear for 2010!

Dec 16th, 2009

It came to my attention this fall that my equipement (mostly rods) might have to be upgrated if I ever want to take bass fishing to the "next level". I've already started shopping and added a 7' M (Tube) St.Croix Legend Tournament to my arsenal. I haven't caught a fish on it yet but it's by FAR the most sensitive rod I have ever had.

I couldn't wait till Christmas and I decided to give Caro her gift in advance. A brand new St.Croix Avid Pearl Series. She is so happy about it that she's already been practicing her flipping skills in the basement. By next season she should be ready to flip some thick mats with me and hopefully catch as many largemouths as possible!

If my budget allows me, I should be adding a few more "blue rods" in my rod locker for next season. I just can't believe how light and sensitive these rods are... I can only imagine how sensitive the St.Croix Legend Extreme series rods must be. I will also be looking to upgrade my trolling motor and perhaps my electronics as well. I have also added a few new revos (premier and stx's) and if everything goes well, I should have a new Stradic CI4 for my St.Croix.

Soon I will start going through all my fishing gear and sell a lot of it. I should have a few rods and reel for sale and tons of baits as well.

New rods and more fall fishing pics!

2009 Season Wrap-up!

Dec 16th, 2009

I have been slacking off big time on the blog.... The end of the season was so exciting I didn't even get the chance to sit down and update my blog. Thanks to some friends I was finally able to break the 20lbs mark not once but twice this fall. We had a 20.7lbs bag and another close to 23lbs with a 6lbs lunker. Late fall has been has been simply awsome... To my surprise most smallies were caught fairly shallow and they were quite active for the water temps we had. Last fishing trip this year was on Dec 5th with Caro.

I was fortunate enough to meet some very experienced anglers this season and they have helped me improve my game big time! I still have a lot to learn especially about largemouth but i'm confident that next season will be even more amazing.

Plans for 2010 was to fish Superbass, Econobass, Berkley B1 and most of the local tournaments I can find. Superbass has been put on hold for now so the plan is to get familiar with new bodies of water such as Massawipi, Ottawa River, Morrisburg, Champlain, Richelieu, 2 mountains and Memphremagog for a possible 2011 Probass Canada Series.

Here are a few pics from our last few fishing trips this fall :