Taking Advantage of a Quick Outing With My Boy.
The weather has been unseasonably nice. It hasn't rained in as long as I can remember and the sun shine every day along with changing color of tree leaves calls an angler to the water. I gave in to the call the other day for just a couple hours. It was actually the first time for Will and I to go out just the two of us. I had him and his sister out a couple times this summer but never he and I alone. He turned two last month and the ever present risk of him deciding to take an unplanned dip is always in the back of my mind while on the water.
My plan was to just let the sun get up and then get out and hit a few docks. Hopefully catch a few nice fish and then get home and pack for a family trip. As I launched a couple guys were coming in. They said the bite had been good in the morning but had slowed. Figures, I wait for the sun to get up and I should have gone out early. Water temps are falling but weeds are still fairly healthy. I hit a stretch of good docks and got only one tap. Obviously not working I flipped into an isolated patch of pads and managed a decent largemouth. Will assisted in reeling the fish in and helped with the release.
I ran out of time shortly after that but took Will for another quick ride around the lake and enjoyed the fall colors before loading the boat.