Thursday, June 4, 2009

Throwback Thursday

This week I am taking a look back at my bass boat era. About six or seven years ago, I was the proud owner of a 1978 Champion bass boat that was powered by a 115 hp Evinrude outboard. It wasn't much to look at, as the 25-year old paint job had faded, but it was a good fishing boat. I only owned the boat a couple years and decided to sell it when we were expecting our first child. My wife and I used the boat quite a bit, mainly for fishing, but occasionally for tubing or just joy-riding on the lake. We spent lots of time on Ray Roberts Lake, and my favorite thing to do on the boat was to go crappie fishing late in the evening and into the night. I don't regret selling the boat, but occasionally I miss having it because we had lots of fun with that old boat.

Crappie Fishing at Ray Roberts

I did use the boat for some bass fishing as well. This picture was taken on June 18, 2003. This was a 4-pound largemouth I caught one evening that was 20" long. This fish was caught on a purple and silver-colored crankbait in about 5 feet of water in the Buck Creek arm of Ray Roberts Lake.
Note to self: If I ever get another boat, it will be one that I can use to duck hunt.


Red Writing said...

Good Lord! how do ya'll remember what bait you used to catch a fish from 5 years ago????

Anonymous said...

That is a real nice bass you got in your hand.
Think positive and you'll get that duck boat.

Deer Passion said...

I absolutely adore being on the water.. In fact some of my best memories have been made floatin' on a lake! Great throwback! :)

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All the best to you,