Fishing in the Rain: Girlfriend Catches First Smallmouth on Shared Creek

  • Jacob's avatar

    Me next, me next!!

  • Derek's avatar

    @Jacob gotta get on Kaleb's waiting list, man.

  • Tom's avatar

    Sounds like a great time. Congratulations to her on a wonderful fish.

  • Derek's avatar

    @Tom thank you!

  • Gobbler Knob's avatar

    What a great experience fishing those little bodies of water is!

  • David's avatar

    Awesome size one to get as her first smallie!

  • Derek's avatar

    @Gobbler absolutely! It was a blast, even if the weather wasn't participating. I told Kaleb that I'm not in Tennessee if it's not raining.

  • Derek's avatar

    @David it was probably top 3 for the day on size.

  • David's avatar

    @Derek wow!

  • Appalachian's avatar

    @Derek Dude, it was a great time! I dont think I woulda been wetter if I was under water 🤣 Glad we were able to get out together again! The highlight of the trip was definitely watching her catch her first smallie and a dandy one at that! Thanks again for the hospitality tonight and patience with Bridger. Looking forward to the next time you come down!

  • Appalachian's avatar

    @Jacob Just holler, I told Derek I wanna put in a few miles with the fly rod throwing big hopper and frog patterns

  • Adam D's avatar

    Man that looks like a blast! The older I get I'm really starting to value creeks and rivers more. The solitude and reprieve from the chaos that has become lake fishing in recent years is awesome.

  • Derek's avatar

    @Appalachian any time, man! It was great getting to see you again and getting to meet little man. We'll see you again soon.

  • Derek's avatar

    @Adam I love it! I do quite a bit of it at home, but I need to do more of it.

  • Mike's avatar

    So now I know who to blame for the soaked turkey camo….

  • Derek's avatar

    @Mike it's definitely my fault!

  • Appalachian's avatar

    @Derek 👊

  • Appalachian's avatar

    @Mike we had a 3 week dry spell before he came, it's rained all week and forecasted for tomorrow as well 🤦‍♂️

  • Derek's avatar

    @Appalachian I'm glad we could leave a little rain there for you!

  • Appalachian's avatar

    @Derek at this point all the creeks are gonna be blown out, so I'll have to figure out something else to do 🥲

  • Mike's avatar

    @Appalachian I need him to swing up here then. We’re in a major drought. How much did you pay him? 🤪

  • Derek's avatar

    @Appalachian time to hit the lakes for a bit!

  • Derek's avatar

    @Mike I'm running out of vacation time, so you might have to pay extra.

  • Appalachian's avatar

    @Adam yeah man, that's why I love it too, plus the fish are predictable and fight great! We need to go do a float or wade one of these days

  • Mike's avatar

    @Derek it might be worth it. Bring bourbon and you have a deal….

  • Derek's avatar

    @Mike I'll charge you less if we get after some walleye or perch.

  • Mike's avatar

    @Derek I’m gonna try perch soon. They say that fishery is history, but I’ve gotta believe a guy could find them.

  • Derek's avatar

    @Mike good luck, man! I mean, we found a few in the Mud Hen, so I'm sure you can find a few.

  • Appalachian's avatar

    @Mike this one was on the house I reckon

  • Mike's avatar

    @Derek that’s the last ones I’ve caught in Lake Michigan. I remember the days of 35 fish limits in 3 hours. My motor has been running well so I’ll do some recon.

  • Mike's avatar

    @Appalachian ha! Traded for a guided smallie excursion. We’ll worth it

  • Mike's avatar

    @Appalachian haha, he traded it for a guided smallie excursion. Well worth it from the looks of it

  • Derek's avatar

    @Appalachian this one was free! But the next one will cost you!

  • Derek's avatar

    @Mike good luck, man! Wish I could head up there and help you out.

  • Mike's avatar

    @Derek some day….

  • Appalachian's avatar

    @Mike hope you get into the perch, now that you mention it I need to thaw some out to fry up this weekend

  • Appalachian's avatar

    @Derek 😳

  • Adam D's avatar

    @Appalachian I promise you it's on my immediate radar just trying to power through finishing up the boat! Got the fishing itch bad though lol

  • Appalachian's avatar

    @Adam yeah, it'll pay to have that thing going by next fall/spring

  • Adam D's avatar

    @Appalachian I'm shooting to have it done before the velvet hunt

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3rd District Director for Kentucky Chapter of Backcountry Hunters and Anglers. Part time employee at GoWild and full time Firefighter/EMT. I have a passion for all things hunting, fishing, trapping and the outdoors as a whole.

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