Editor’s note: Last week, I launched my new “20 Days in September” Project as a way to make up for a summer without enough fishing. All month long, I’ll be keeping you updated on the project, and I invite anyone else who had a rough summer to join in. I’ll be posting photos to the Orvis Instagram page hashtagged #20sepdays. (Day 6 was Instagram-only, featuring a stolen moment on the HQ pond.)
I picked up my kids from school yesterday and headed for the local, very public bass pond I’d fished on Sunday morning. Things started off slowly, which always makes the young’uns antsy, and I hooked a tiny largemouth just before the whining would have started. A fish generated plenty of enthusiasm, and soon Niall was into a bass much bigger than mine, which filled him with unmixed delight. We caught a few more, although Clare caught nothing but some trophy weeds. We ended our excursion at the local burrito place, making for an excellent evening.