Friday, March 11, 2011

Wish us luck... and good fishing

Kelly and I are strapping the kayaks to the top of the new adventure wagon and driving to Florida this weekend because it's her spring break next week (she's a high school chemistry teacher). We have some deep south bass calling us to come catch them. We're attempting to cross a few species off our lists for the "Bass Slam." (If I just lost you, read this previous post.)

The following are definitely on the agenda:
  • Florida Largemouth Bass (Micropterus salmoides floridanus)
  • Suwannee Bass (M. notius)
  • Shoal Bass (M. cataractae)
If the weather cooperates and we have time, we may try for:
  • Redeye Bass (M. coosae)
  • Alabama Bass (M. henshalli)
There's also a chance we may stop at a favorite creek a little closer to home on our drive back to catch one of the three more familiar black basses:
  • Northern Largemouth Bass (M. s. salmoides)
  • Smallmouth Bass (M. dolomieu)
  • Spotted Bass (M. punctulatus)
Kelly already has her Spotted Bass crossed off her list. I haven't caught any qualifiers yet.

Before I get out of town, I'm hoping to pick up some of that mystery bargain Cortland fly line at Bass Pro that Owl pointed out in the Spring Fishing Classic sale circular. It's only on sale today... and only while supplies last! I'll let y'all know what it actually turns out to be.

Wish us luck!


  1. Wishing you good luck despite my jealousy...

  2. Good luck, if even mildly successful on that trip you won't have far to go with the slam.

  3. good luck. enjoy the spring break.

  4. Good luck guys.
    Take some photos of those beautiful green tones on those largemouths

  5. Good luck guys! hang a heavy one!

  6. Hope you and Kelly have a great vacation. Don't bring home any gators.

  7. Oh, Yay!!! Time away for you two...have fun!

  8. I am a bit late to the party, but hope you guys had a blast and succeeded in your bass slam. Looking forward to the story and photos of your week.