This past Thursday I told Louie “if we’re going to get in any fishing, we better do it today”. According to our illustrious weatherman, it was supposed to get really windy later on, but we just decided that we’d deal with it. The rest of the week was going to be quite busy with Christmas company and all. So we loaded up the SS LOUIE and all the necessary bass fishing tools and headed out to Lake Charlotte. I didn’t have to twist his arm too much. He’s always up for it. Here’s the SS LOUIE sitting on the launch pad, ready to go. I came back from parking the truck and caught him fishing already. That’s hard core right there.
Louie has been blessed with so many people sending him stuff, it’s almost overwhelming. Hats, T-shirts, soft baits, hard baits, all name brand stuff. They all want him to use their tackle, wear their hats & shirts. My wish is that one day, one or more of these companies will want to really sponsor him. After all, he’s proven himself over and over. By now they must realize that he’s not a fluke. He consistently catches big quality fish and in good numbers. What more would a lure company want when it comes to representing them and their products? Anyway, with so many different good lures in our tackle boxes, it’s hard to fish with all of it. A while back, we field tested some new swim baits from Whoop Ass Tackle called Project X, and ended up having great success with them over on Lake Heart Attack (another of our favorite haunts). So we decided to see how they’d do over on Lake Charlotte. We had a few left from our Lake Heart Attack trip, so when we got there, we started throwing them in the bonnets, rigged weedless with a 5/0 worm hook. Here’s one that hit right at the boat, right out of the blocks. You usually lose those because of the short line you have out, especially if your drag is set a little tight. But as you can see, Louie was victorious.
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Next, I lost a real monster, probably in the ten pound range. I had him all the way to the boat when he made one more jump and threw my New Penny right back at my face. I hate when that happens. We only ended up with six as it turned out the weatherman was right. Not too long after we got out there, the wind came up. We fought it for a while, but it just got a little too rough for the SS LOUIE out there, so we headed in.
It’s been a real good year for us. We may get one more trip out of 2011, but if we don’t make it back out before 2012…Happy New Year GAFF!!!!