Almaden / Coleman Perc ponds - First Bass of the year 01/03

Hi all,

It had been a long time since I've gotten a chance to go fishing. I sold both my reels to Anthony( The Gray Elephant ) so equipped with 4 lbs vanish on a tiny 5'0 shakesphere spinning combo kit a have around the house for my nephew i decided to go hit the ponds. I got there at about 1:00pm and left at 4:30pm. Things started off really slow for me. I got a bite at about 2:30 on the first pond spill way but failed to set the hook. I had a 6' senko weightless in green pumkin/brown, a combo color worm. Anyway, i continued to fish that area and didn't manage to get another bite. Fished to the second pond as i made my way to the spill way and nothing. On my second cast over on the 2nd spill way I got a hit. At this point i had gotten rid of the senko and had gone with a zoom finesse worm set up on a drop shot rigged at about 15 inches from the bottom. Anyway here are 2 pics of that first fish. I think it was probably around the 3 pound range. My digital scale was dead but i'll tell you this, on that set up this fish gave me a hell of a fight and i had to be real careful with drag in order not to loose it.


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Continued to fished the spill way an about 10 minutes later got this guy...

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after under 10 cast i hit this guy....

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I had a total of 3 fish landed and 2 bites missed by the time i called it quits. I'm really glad it turned out that way and after i got my technique dialed in i started to hit the fish pretty good.

Anyway, best of luck to all of you for the new year and I look forward a great year of fishing.

Anthony..if you read this..we need to go out....pm and we'll set something up...with the kids it's hard for me to get out but after saturday i definitely have the itch again. [green]
Nice way to start 2010...... [green]
NICE FISH
Isn't there a sign that says,"No Fishing. All Violators will be persecuted with a citation." ?
:) I only fish in the parts where there isn't a sign right in front of my face. So if I get caught I'll respond with "oh I didnt knowwww"
Nice catch thats a good way to start out hte new year.