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jonny_redhorse

Summer Bassin' (pics)

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Took the canoe out about 6:00 yesterday afternoon(vacation grin) knowing the calm waters would produce some great top water bass...sure enough they were hungry!...also a few images of the lake...a great evening!

a turtle basking in the early evening sun:

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gotta have a "lilly" shot!

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First largemouth of the year!...not big but sure was fun watching him smack the topwater!(released of course)

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and the second bass within 10 minutes of the first!

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just having fun! grin

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the sunset after a great evening!

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Oh jonny! Those shots sure put me into the mood for gettin' out! Turtle shot is my fave!

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Nice shots jonny, I really like the turtle.

You also documented your bass catches pretty well, looking at your watch, it looks like only about 5 minutes apart

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Dang, those are nice, Jonny. I was wondering where you'd gotten too. What a great bunch of fun!

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I'm not a bass guy, but the "just having fun" shot is great! You gotta love the natural textures of fish. Very nice.

Now post a walleye shot like that and I am in heaven.

As always, thanks for posting.

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That turtle shot is AWESOME! Thanks for sharing Johnny! Take care and N Joy the Hunt././Jimbo

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Thanks guys!....Steve,Just enjoying the great stretch of weather we've been having.Have this entire week off(vacation) and mixed yard work(one of the reasons I haven't been on the forum) and some fishing....4 pallets of retaining wall landscape blocks(14,000 lbs. worth) to put in yet cry....been putting it off for a couple years but figured I'd do it finally grin...oh well,maybe I'll loose some of this lard from the long winter grin

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