View Full Version : My best for the year

02-03-2012, 04:47 PM
It is still early in the year but this beauty will be hard to top.

This is my son holding a 13 incher on the right and a 16 1/2 inch on the left.


Found some fish holding off structure and made a pass over it and picked up both of the biggest fish of the day off it. I never caught another fish off that structure.
I released the ole gal back into the lake with several people telling me tha I was crazy. I just couldn't bring myself to put the knife to her.

02-03-2012, 04:51 PM
Nice!! And love that smile on that youngun, good work DAD!

02-03-2012, 05:44 PM
Great trip and a good day with the munchkin. Thanks for throwing her back, and I know that I'm in a minority. Just can't grow big fish from small fish genetics.

02-03-2012, 09:04 PM
good looking pic.

02-03-2012, 09:51 PM
Great day! Great pic ( You should submit to Slab if he does a 2013 Calendar) and fantastic management for that young man to enjoy as he gets older.

02-04-2012, 02:11 AM
Thats a fine fish and an even better young feller.....2 great reasons to be proud!!!!good work on the release those thumpers need to get a second chance imho.

02-04-2012, 09:01 AM
Can't beat that for this early in the year. Great to see that smile!

02-04-2012, 02:56 PM
Fine looking young man holding some nice fish, thanks for posting.

02-04-2012, 03:56 PM
Great pic....now give us TN boys some info on the lake...and bait, please!

02-04-2012, 04:39 PM
Great catch and even better having your Son out there with you!

02-04-2012, 04:46 PM
TNVol, the lake is Tellico, the bait is my hand tied flies in a blue and a red. The secret are these.





I am not bragging but, talking to people at the ramp and on the lake everyone seems to be catching only a few keepers. Just today I went past two guys and they said "man what are you using? We only have 1 keeper and we've saw you put over 10 in the livewell." To be honest I don't really know why I'm doing better than some others are but, I am finding structure and slow trolling over only that structure.

02-04-2012, 04:46 PM
A 13", a 16-1/2" and your son is what - 36"?

Great catch!

02-04-2012, 04:49 PM
My son is the best fishing partner that I've ever had. As long as I bring a cooler full of food. LOL!!!

02-04-2012, 08:39 PM
Great catch, it must be a great feeling knowing the values you are instilling in that young man. X2 on the calender pic.

02-04-2012, 10:23 PM
good looking fish and great looking son

02-04-2012, 11:48 PM
great pic!

02-05-2012, 12:50 AM
Thats a fine fish and an even better young feller.....2 great reasons to be proud!!!!good work on the release those thumpers need to get a second chance imho.

My thoughts EXACTLY! As soon as I saw this picture I was thinking the same thing! That is a great picture and thanks for taking a kid fishing. It is most important thing in fishin!

Kyle Schoenherr
02-05-2012, 05:52 AM
Great picture!

rocket rich
02-05-2012, 06:40 AM
Way to go dad , you got a winner in that young man