The first 5 bass were in my kayak at a central RI place. Took a day off from work to grab these guys. 11am to 4pm was long enough for me that day in the wind, but it was nice that day (March 21st)
The next ones were all caught in a canoe two weekends apart in CT.
The first weekend was a surprise b day party for my girlfriends father and I got out from like 3pm to 5pm (really windy March 24th) The nicest one in that trip was 2.25 pounds and a great fight between the wind, current and fish (even pulled drag a bunch of times)
The two other random bass were at the place in RI on a Sunday (the ones with me with a red sweatshirt on) They were kind of small bass but I'm happy to catch them.
The next CT weekend was nice. I got out of work in Westborough, MA and drove the 2 hours to CT, and immediately got out of my car and casted a few times off her parents boat dock. After a few casts with nothing (not a very deep part of lake) I was getting discouraged and I wanted to cast one more time... BAM! Nailed around a 2.5 pounder (didn't weigh but fat and long) and took a pic onshore and got back into water safe. It was around 7:15pm just before the sun went down.
The next few bass were ones I had caught while wearing a face mask (to protect from the sun and wind because it was damn cold). I looked like some kind of "bass robber" on her lake and contemplated not wearing such s*** because it looked insane. Anyhow, I got two 1.5 pounders and it was well worth the cold.
In conclusion: these aren't monster bass but they are bass and I am happy I got so many before May. I can't wait until the warmer months!
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