|Details:||Hit the lake around 9:00pm with the one and only Valpey. I had all new gear as i went buck wild at Bass Pro and bought the entire store the night before. The lake was straight up glass all night. Not a ripple in the water. Beautiful conditions.We used jitter bugs, some poppers, and a jig. We decided to try out some new territory and didnt have much luck. Alot of fish kept on missing the jitter bug. We shifted over to behind an island and casted towards the shore around 10:30pm. Some guy was beyond hammered driving his boat right at us. "You fishing buddy?" He responds in a slurred manner, "Nah, just trying to find my way home." Interesting character to say the least and a complete risk to anyone on the water.
I tossed a jitter near a fairly high wall, where some people were having a party. A fish jumped at my jitter and missed. I retrieved a few feet, then SMASH. Im realing in and the bass jumped out of the water atleast 4 times, solid fight, but didnt think anything of it. Valpey then called for the net, i managed to toss him the net as the fish was taking my line under the boat. Valps scoops and misses, but realized it was no small fish. Finally, Valpey gain his composure and netted this fish. "Holy crap Napa, you finally caught Larry."...I grab this beast of a fish and we realized it was not just Larry, but it was infact Larry Smalls. A monster of a small mouth. It weighed 3.5lbs and was 20 inches long. I was finally on the board, 1st slob of the year, after atleast 50-60hrs on the lake in the past 2 months. Words cant describe my joy. I was on cloud 9. People from shore couldnt believe A. the fish and B. our sailor mouths in full force. Screw it, it was my time to shine!
Valpey then pulled in a nice smallie which was around 1.5 lbs. Had we not just seen Larry Smalls, that would have been one of the bigger smallies we have caught this year. Still, a nice fish and heck of a fight.
Rest of the night was decent, not much action but we didnt give a crap. Def hit the bottle hard all night. Valpey ended up passing out in his seat in the canoe. Easily the most dangerous place to pass out, luckly i got us in before the kid tipped left or right and went in the water.
I finally caught Larry gentlemen, and im on the wall of Lunkers FINALLY!