I got the distinct pleasure of fishing on my boat with a great friend and boss, brian. Going out by myself and having a good time is great but its just better with this guy aboard. The morning started out slow and we got a little nervous, I can always get them to eat a spook in the morning but nothing early. Then I switched to a spinner and caught the biggest of the day, a 3pound 2 ounce fish. Great fight too. Also coaxed one out of the pads with a frog, 2 pounds 6 oz. Then we switched up to buzzbaits and all hell broke loose. We caught 11 fish between us and nothing under 2 pounds. It was awesome, days like today is what I get up at 4 in the morning for and spend exorbitted amounts of money on gear for. Today was special because Brian is the guy to get me into fishing a few years ago (my wife probably hates him LOL) and we got to have a great time.
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