If you ever watch a fishing show
on Saturday morning then sooner or later you’ll see Pickwick
as a must visit bass haven. I’ve
seen so many bass on a fish finder in my life.
The lake is crawling with them. In four hours the three of
us boated nearly 40 with Taylor and I landing
our best catch of the trip (21 total bass) ranging in size from 1 to 4
lbs. For a couple
of casual weekend fishermen to
catch 21 bass in four hours is unheard of – especially in
light that we didn’t
even get on the water until 7:30AM and the temperatures were in the
don’t think I’ve ever been more
impressed with a bass guide than I was with Roger Stegall. He navigated us to a
couple of the most
unlikely of places to catch a fish – and we simply hammered
them. The best
largemouth fishing day of my life.
If your group can boat 40 largemouth bass in
the hottest part of the summer at mid day, then I can only imagine what
place must be like in the spring and fall.
I’m coming back here.
On a fatigue note – we are
dragging today. Yesterday
doubleheader day that included Kentucky
so we didn’t hit
the pillow until midnight.
We got off the Pickwick waters at
11:45AM and were on the road again at noon – heading for Caddo Lake in far western Louisiana
– a 425 mile drive. Tomorrow
is a much awaited day as we will
enter the Louisiana
cypress swamps in the
morning and conclude our day on Texas’s
which by most is America’s
#1 largemouth bass lake.
Today we passed the 3000 mile mark
and the two of us are doing well – we just need a bit more
sleep and a laundry