BassHole Goes Fishing, Again!
Where: Webster Lake, Franklin, NH
I’m going to my “home” lake. Webster Lake is literally a 5 minute drive from my home. I launch my Hobie Float Cat 75 from the “New Beach,” thanks to the advice of my fellow BassHole and son-in-law, Nick.
It’s my first fishing trip since my fall on a river bank in Vermont in late June 2015. So I AM excited!
- Temperature: Cool (below freezing): 20 degrees (7 AM to 1 PM)
- Sky: Sunny
- Precipitation: 0%
- Wind: NNW @ 13 mph (between a gentle and mild breeze on the Beaufort Wind Scale)
- Humidity: 28%
And tomorrow the temperature IS supposed to get up to 34 degrees Fahrenheit, but during the period I plan to be out, it will be in the upper 20’s. So, cool for me. And I don’t know what the water temperature will be, but hope to avoid finding out through immersion!
I’m hoping my exercising (propelling my Hobie Float Cat with flippers on my feet) and warm weather gear will keep me nice and warm. And should it prove TOO cold, then I can always drive the 5 minutes back to my warm living room!
PLUS, I did drive out to the lake, and there’s no ice covering it.
Can I do it? I won’t know until I try!
But as long as I can do all that, I believe I’ll be able to get into the lake and start fishing.
Any luck I have will make it into my log, and even if I don’t have any luck (which wouldn’t be the first time), I’ll honestly report what happened.
By the way, this is certainly the EARLIEST I’ve ever tried to fish on Webster Lake. Usually I venture out some time in May. So, we’ll see if I’ve been missing opportunities!
All packed and ready to fish!
But now everything is all loaded into the truck, and ready to roll for tomorrow’s adventure. I’m pretty excited, and hope to see some bass!
About this Log
I’ve never kept a fishing log, but thought this would be a fun way to go about it. I’ll post a report after every fishing trip, highlighting the event. Some of the information I’ll record is:
- Body of Water
- Lures used
- Techniques employed
I’ll try to take photos of my fish, but frankly, my “Selfie” skills are not the greatest!
And of course in my first report, I’ll let you know if I even was able to get myself into the water!
Won’t YOU add to my log?
I’d love to add fishing yarns from others, as well! Where you went, what you did, how you fared.
If you’re interested, let me know and I’ll contact you about adding to the log, under your own name (or pen name, if you prefer).
Let’s do this together!
Thanks, and Tight Lines!
Roger, The Smiling BassHole