Now don't get me wrong - but Tom's a big guy, and I have a little boat. I'm often running solo, or try to get my boy to come with. Have had other adults in the boat, and the waves of Hyrum made me respect the boat's got limitations. We met one.
Started off from the launch - and granted didn't expect to get up on plane, but I was surprised as we started up and the nose started down - water over the bow - I stopped - water still over the bow. Now CV was facing backwards as that's how my seats are configgered. I hollered - "um, we've got a problem" (ok, a few explicatives were muttered too). . .
CV moved to the middle, and the water came with him, the nose came up. Out came the bilge pump, and we were back under way - s l o w l y ! !
So - we got out to one of my money spots and parked up to pitch some lines. I set CV up with one of my patented (yeah right, not!) spinner, bead, octopus hook rigs under a bobber. I got the first diver - and waddayaknow - a mudcat. This was followed by - - - numerous other bright yellow fat-bellied mudder fudders. CV took a few swipes, then got some hookups. We played mudcat mayhem for a couple hours, then the wind died down, and the first channel (finally) came to play. I knew it had more fight to it, and then the bronze back revealed - NOT a carp!!
Gotcha - wait, no - you've got me! Almost like noodling for mudders, right?
No record breakers today. I lucked into a number of bigger tugs (mixed with mudders) and landed 4 nice cookie cutters. Biggest was almost 3 lbs, at 17 inches.
Unfortunately I couldn't convince the chubbers to grab CV's line. But - the mudders kept jumping him.
Bama Boy came passing by - and headed farther up to go poke some more carp. He's having a good time with that Bow!
As we were about ready to head back, I got one more hookup, and it was a fighter. Got a glimpse of something silvery, and for a minute thought I might be onto a toothy one, but it turned out to be a bass, BUT it turned to NOT be anudder or carp! So - suweet! Good tugs. Bama happened to be coming in too as the sun went over the mountain.
Thanks to CV for handling the net, and the camera (I actually got into a couple pix instead of being the guy behind the lens - sorry....).
He didn't want to pose with any of the mudcats, so . . . . next time!