We've had some warm early Spring weather here in South Carolina over the last week. This past Friday John and I decided to take a day off from work and see how many bass we could catch on Princeton Pond.
We got up early and were on the water before daylight. The bite was slow early on but picked up later in the day and we caught a few nice fish. We fished the big pond and the swamp below it and had good success yanking plastic flukes and tadpoles across sunken logs.
We saw a few snakes sunning around the dock but managed to keep the peace.
The bites were more aggressive than in previous trips this year and the water is getting warmer and clearer. We caught approximately 30 fish with 4 of them in the 4-5 lb range. By the middle of the afternoon it was almost hot and we experienced some of the most aggressive hook-ups of the day.
I had to take a brief nap around midday. I'm happy to report that my Quinn Work Shirt is up to the tasks of both fishing and napping in the grass. It was great to finally put a production model H. Goose shirt on and go fishing. These things are the perfect weight for warm days on the water.
We feasted on trail mix, candy bars, and cold Natural Light and only lost 5 or 10 lures. The pollen is getting worse around here and the water on the big pond had a thick yellow haze as you can see in the next picture. The next few weeks should provide us with some great weather and good opportunities for really big bass.
We hope everyone is doing well and we look forward to sharing more pictures of big Princeton Pond bass soon.
Let us know if you have any tips for slamming big fish. We might just reward you with a shirt or two.
We haven't posted much about our truck in a while but we did just put an old picture on Instagram and alluded to it being broken down. This is not true. The Mutt is running fine. These pictures are from the fast few days. If you don't believe us, hang out in the general 29607/29605/29601 zip code region for long enough and you'll hear it before you see it.