Thursday, April 3, 2014

Turkey Hunt Turns Into Bass Hanging


    I went out this morning with the intent to bag some turkey but as with most of my hunting expeditions - I left empty handed.  I have been trying to get a turkey for the last three years to no avail and I have come to the conclusion that Ben Franklin was right; the turkey is one of Americas wiliest birds. I might not agree with his idea to make the Turkey the national bird - I believe the Eagle is doing a fine job - but It sure is a difficult bird to hunt.  Either that or my disgraceful turkey call need a lot of work.
  So with the temps rising into the 80's and it becoming abundantly clear that the birds had returned to their roost, My buddy and I left our respective blinds and strung up the rods.  Luckily for us there is a two great ponds on the property loaded with bass.
 Today I left with nothing under a 1.5lb bass to show for my efforts and every single one was caught on a top water bass popper I carved from wood and hand painted.  It was truly a rewarding feeling to see this #1 bass bud I carved be attacked by numerous large mouth bass.
So I might not have bagged a bunch of feathers but at least I didn't leave feeling like a turkey.
I need to make a few more of these because unfortunately this one was lost at the pond.

4 comments:

The NOCO Nympher said...

Joel Sweet Post! Nice bass and the image rocked it. New meaning to feather and fly! Nicely done! Sounds like a great outing!

Mark Kautz-Shoreman said...

I don't know why turkey hunters go to so much trouble to shoot one. Out here you can just run one over with the truck. They seem too stupid to get out of the road. Yesterday I had to stop and shoo them off the road so I could get to the lake. This is for humor.....but yesterday did actually happen. I've had times in the front yard where I could walk up to them and probably slap them into submission. Must be a different kind of turkey out here.

Joel D said...

Thanks NOCO Nympher. Bass on poppers is a great way salvage an outing

Mark - that doesn't make me feel any better about my hunting skills.

Mark Kautz-Shoreman said...

Sorry Pardner.