First Fishing Trip of 08
<p>I am still trying out the new Lund Alaskan and making sure that everything works as it should before my season really gets underway. To do that I thought that I would take advantage of the warm afternoon that we were having today. I launched the boat in Seven Tree pond and after an initial mishap (left the plug out when I launched, really good news the bilge pump works like a charm) I spent an hour or so bass fishing.
The day was warm with not much of a breeze so moving along the shore casting a plug was a snap with the trolling motor. (I am starting to get the hang of using it) To my complete surprise I actually caught four bass the smallest was 2 Ĺ pounds and the largest just under 4 pounds. Not a bad couple of hours to be sure. In fact the best spot I found had several bass competing to take my plug unfortunately I did not realize what they were hiding under until I had put the boat right over top of it. Next time Iíll know better.
An excellent couple of hours on the water. The best part of the story is that I had told someone who wanted to book an afternoon of fishing this week that I did not expect the fishing to be much good given the weather we were having three weeks ago. So I canít see the future better than anyone else!
About The Author: Captain Don Kleiner
Company: Maine Outdoors
Area Reporting: Mid Coast Maine
Bio: Don Kleiner is a Master Maine Guide and has a Coast Guard License to operate passenger vessels. Don currently serves on the board of Directors of the Maine Conservation School and the Maine Tourism Association. Don is a long time member and past president of the Maine Professional Guides Association.