So, as mentioned in a previous post, this year's fishing was not the best. The fish were kind of quiet. But still, Ms. Amazing Fisherwoman (me) managed to get hits and catch some fish. My brother always had his camera with him, so took most of the photos, and of course kept joking about erasing them. I made him take a few with my camera, but most shots are of me smiling with my big bass, and since I'm too lazy to cut my face out, I'm just sharing the mouth shot of the last bass I caught.
When I fish I go for the big fish. And my favorite place to fish is in the weeds. And the essential lure is the Moss Boss.I have caught so many honkin' fish with this lure, it's amazing. And even when you miss, it's an adventure. One time during this vacation the monster came 1/4 of the way out of the water, huge open mouth. Luckily the kids weren't with me that time, because there was much swearing to be had.
This time, in part because the kids saw me catch one and asked the question - does the fish heal, I started second guessing whether my assumption was correct. That assumption was that a single hook lure is better for the fish than a lure with three hooks (which I now know is called a treble hook). I asked one person, and his response was, if you are worried about the fish, you shouldn't fish. Well, that wasn't my point. I want to fish, but I'd like to do it with the least impact on the fish. I asked one friend last night climbing, and he thought, like me, that because the treble hooks are so much harder to get out, it ends up being worse for the fish. But you could also argue that the single hook places more pressure on that one point and thus can cause more harm (I've see a gash in several fish I've caught - more pickerel than bass). Any comment/idea?
I'll end this post with the peace I found looking at the water.