One sunny, late July afternoon we decided to head up to Breezy Point. It’s a short boat ride, since it’s only about 10-15 cottages north of us. When we arrived we beached the boat where Mom decided to read, while “The Guys” fished. As you know, it’s very shallow and weedy in spots - perfect hiding for fish. We eventually ran out of crawlers so we debated between lures or clams, which we eventually decided to use on a standard Eagle Claw hook.
While the minnows were nibbling our toes, we saw a lot of action, pulling out several perch, rock bass, bluegill, and some smaller smallmouth bass. Before I knew it, I had a big boy on! Just days prior, I had a huge largemouth bass break free about five feet from shore. Today, I wasn’t gonna lose another one so I decided to keep the rod and line close to the bottom instead of reeling fast and pulling hard. Finally it came to the surface and just as it hit the sand it broke free. I scrambled to corral it by building a wall of sand. Eventually I got a handle on it. Here’s a picture of my brother, Liam, and I. FYI, we released it. Hopefully someone else will have an opportunity to catch it as well.