Lake Selmac: Friday the 13th
Long time, no post, i know i know… Well this last week i bought my first boat, a 80 dollar craigslist special. Friday i took it on its maiden voyage to Lake Selmac. Before i go on with my fishing report, id like to share to you a couple facts about Selmac. Its a small lake about 160 acres, it is stocked early in the year with legal sized trout (had some post earlier where i caught the trout) but the main attraction is Large Mouth Bass. They are HUGE in this lake, it has actually held the Oregon state record for LM bass twice in the past.
I arrived at the lake right when it started to get light out, and quickly assembled my boat. I think i may of been the first boat on the water, seen another pontoon on the other side of the lake shortly after i got to part of the lake i wanted to fish. I hooked up my green senko texas style and began tossing the the worm. Not more then 30 minutes later i noticed a subtle bite and i set the hook like a real bass master, thankfully i did. This fish bent my shakespeare trout rod like iv never seen before, and luckily i had my drag set really tight or else im sure it would of spooled me. After a little battle i finally managed to muscle him up to the surface and grab him by the lip. This was the most excited id been about catching a fish in a long time. So with that said i was shaking pretty hard while trying to take pictures of this hog, i took 10 photos of this fish and only 2 of the photos have the fish in it, and those 2 pictures arnt the greatest. But here folks is the biggest bass iv ever caught.
After releasing that hog it took me a few minutes to settle down and regain my composure, i also made a quick phone call to my bass fishing buddy, had to tell some one. I then hooked into 2-3 smaller bass that werent photo worthy, but i must say there were still really nice bass. By then my senko was tore up pretty bad, so instead of texas rig i went to wacky style and not to long after i hooked into another hog. This one was a tad bit smaller but seemed to put up a harder fight, he had my rod tip under water when he decided to go under my boat. You know the fish is big when he/she can tow you around the lake. This one must of been down in the weeds because when i brought him up he still had some on him.
After that guy, i landed a couple more bass and decided to call it a day around 130 in the afternoon. I must say this was one of the best days fishing ever for me. Also i gotta say i wish i would of started bass fishing a long time ago 😀