This Saturday I had a great day of practice fishing with a young friend, Nick Black. Nick is 9 years old and absolutely loves to go fishing and hunting. His family has a camp at Pymatuning so since I was heading up to practice anyways I told him that he was welcome to come with me. I had no idea we would have such a great day. He was able to catch 10 bass, smallmouth and largemouth, and they varied from 14-17 inches long. Needless to say he was very excited.
With a great practice day behind me and a cold front arriving I prepared for a tough day on the water on Sunday. I was fishing in my first TBF District 6 event ever on Sunday. I was fortunate enough to draw a great partner and president of the Pennsylvania TBF Mike Pierro. Mike was more than willing to fish however I wanted to, and it was very obvious that he was a skilled fishermen from the word go.
Throughout the day we struggle to get good bites, but i managed to get a limit of 5 bass that weighed 9.21 pounds. It wasn’t what I would call a stellar day on the water but at least I had a limit. Little did I know that it would be good enough to finish in 3rd place. Needless to say I was quite pleased and I am looking forward to fishing the rest of the District 6 events.
For all of the competitive anglers out there who have yet to fish a federation tournament, I urge you to join a club that allows you to do so. These are good guys that just love to fish and compete.