We started our afternoon by going to one of our favorite places to eat. Macaroni Grill. The food is normally wonderful but today it was not real hot. We asked them to rewarm it and when we left they gave us our meal free. They really know how to treat their customers. The bread there is delicious. Then we headed on up to the Tennessee River fishing yesterday afternoon.(about 30 minutes from home)
It was so nice and we always catch a few just average size fish.
Sweet Hubby always catches bass and I never do but today was the day!
We found a honey hole and we were tickled when we were catching fish just like these top two pictures. We think we caught at least 25 or so. They were just average size. We were loving it.
Then it happened......
Pictures are actually out of order.....
I caught mine first...... And then he caught his!
He caught a 5 1/2 pound Smallmouth Bass!
He said he has never really caught many Small Mouth's and
for sure not this big. But right before he caught his.....
I caught mine!
Sweet hubby could not believe it when I caught mine.
He was so excited so we were really surprised when
he had one too! While I was reeling this in and he saw it, he told me that this will go on our wall.
I was so excited because I have never had a fish mounted that I caught.
The World Record for a Smallmouth Bass is 11 lbs. 15 oz. and it was caught in Tennessee. The record for Georgia is 7 lbs. 2 oz. so you can see why we are so excited. Sweet honey told me that this was his best fishing trip ever. We caught so many fish and they were all good size and then we caught these monsters! Today we have not been worth anything. We slept late and did nothing today. We are so worn out. We could not have stood much more. I can't wait to go again in a few days. We don't normally keep any fish but these are keepers!
So both fish are going on our wall.
He is going to get them mounted on a piece of driftwood and have them both together. I told him it could be "His & Hers!" Honestly we both had so much fun. I have always loved fishing but now I really love it!