Fishing Log: 10th Fishing Trip, May 23, 2016

Fish On! Not Bass, But Fish! Where: Hawkins Pond, Center Harbor, NH I returned to Hawkins Pond in Center Harbor, NH. Acres: 91 Depth: Average: 11′; Maximum: 33′ Where every Hawkins Pond fishing adventures begins: The boat put in!   My notion that the water may be warming up at Hawkins (I thought my FishHunter recorded 85 degrees!;… Read More »

Fishing Log: 9th Fishing Trip, May 19, 2016

Seeing Fish! Where: Griffin Beach, Webster Lake, Franklin, NH It begins! Today as I launched my trusty Hobie Float Cat 95, I saw bass! From tiny little bass no larger than bait fish, to some very nice one pounders. So naturally, I tried to catch them. Do. Or do not. Well, today it was “do not”.… Read More »

Fishing Log: 7th & 8th Fishing Trip, May 12 & 13, 2016

Saw My First Hobie Mirage Drive Up Close! Where: Highland Lake, Andover, NH Chad in his Hobie Kayak Let’s get right to the most exciting event of today’s fishing: meeting Chad in his Hobie Kayak! I was on my way back to the boat landing area, when I noticed a young man cruising along in… Read More »

Fishing Log: Sixth Fishing Trip, May 11, 2016

Plenty of Bites! BUG Bites! Where: Griffin Beach, Webster Lake, Franklin, NH Well, I had a new sight when I arrived at my home lake. Gentlemen from the City of Franklin Public works were digging a well for the beach public restrooms. I asked if it was alright if I went around them, and they… Read More »

Barbless Hooks For Bass

Should You Use Barbless Hooks For Bass? How old ARE fish hooks? Fish hooks are a very old. Scientists believe that fish hooks were used from between 16,000 and 23,000 years ago (so +/- 7,000 years). Well, that’s a pretty long time, and despite what many believe, a bit before I was born. Those old… Read More »

Fishing Log: Fifth Fishing Trip, May 4, 2016

Skunk Or Dink? You Decide! Where: Hawkins Pond, Center Harbor, NH Acres: 91 Depth: Average: 11′; Maximum: 33′ In my previous fishing blog log I wondered where I should go next. After careful analysis and your suggestions (THANKS FOR PLAYING!), I decided to try Hawkins Pond. As stated earlier, Hawkins Pond is only 15% the size of my home… Read More »

Fishing Log: Fourth Fishing Trip, April 30, 2016

Bass Tournament! Trout! And Me! Where: Griffin Beach, Webster Lake, Franklin, NH Back to Webster Lake! Yes, I WILL be going to other locations, but I keep hoping to be ON Webster when the bass pre-spawn AND spawn starts. For that to happen, Webster Lake needs to warm up to at least 59 degrees. We’ve… Read More »

Best Fishing Kayak Review

Best Fishing Kayak Review What makes a fishing kayak “the best”? That depends. Good news! 1oo’s to choose from! To find the best fishing kayak is not easy! First, there are more than 100 kayak manufactures, who produce multiple models of kayaks. Kayaks come in numerous types, including: Fishing (that’s what BassHoles are talking about!) Recreational… Read More »

Fishing Log: Third Fishing Trip, April 25, 2016

My Birthday Fish Come True! Where: Griffin Beach, Webster Lake, Franklin, NH Back to Webster Lake with my Hobie Float Cat 75. Again. Today is my 63rd birthday! So I’m definitely an OLD BassHole! I slept in until 6:30 AM. Brenda, My Internet Bride, made us a delicious egg sandwiches for breakfast. Brenda had to work,… Read More »