On road to recovery, Lake Gaston

Sep. 28, 2013 @ 11:12 PM

Well after getting really sick last Friday, I am back to about 94.6 percent recovered.

Figuring that was good enough to go bass fishing, I went ahead and signed up for this weekend’s two-day Bass Fishing League super tournament on Lake Gaston.

That’s where I’ll be fishing for the next few days and the possibility exists for a decent finish. We won’t know how decent until the fat lady finishes singing this weekend.

My birthday came and went like many before, and I enjoyed spending a relaxing day with the family. Susan made a big pot of her famous homemade chili (using the recipe from the back of a 1979 Saltine cracker box) and we followed that with a delicious Carvel ice cream cake. Thanks to everyone for all the well wishes.

We froze two large servings of chili and I am looking forward to having a bowl while we are on our fishing trip to Florida after Christmas. Susan and I are both off work from Dec. 23 until Jan. 5 so we should have plenty of stories to send back from the road.

Keep your eye out for a recent article about surf fishing on Cape Lookout that I submitted to North Carolina Sportsman magazine. It should be in the November edition which will hit store shelves in late October.

I apologize for the short report this week but that’s about all there is.

I wish I could help you more on Kerr but since I’ve not been there in about a month there’s not a lot to offer.

Largemouth bass will be moving shallow and they’ll be hungry over the next couple of months while they feed up for the winter.

There’s a Piedmont Bass Classics event on Kerr Lake next Saturday, Oct. 5. More information is available at piedmontbassclassics.com.

Looking forward to sending a photo of my trophy from this weekends tournament, but for sure I will have a fishing report from Lake Gaston.    

Try using bullet weights made from tungsten instead of lead. They are much smaller and make more noise when dragged over a rock which attracts more fish.

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