Big bass in slop.
You show me somebody that doesn’t like wrenching up bruiser bass covered in salad – I’ll show you somebody without a pulse. 3 years ago I caught my biggest bass to date (a 5+ pounder in Illinois) from a small pond covered in slop using a shiner the size of my hand underneath a huge bobber. You see this technique used in popular lakes all over the states – including Texas. Often though, I fish smaller ponds that I can access with my truck – but only one shoreline is “fishable” for lack of a better term.
This led to (what I thought was) my super original idea: I can get a cheap, light Jon Boat and add a casting deck to get to these hard to reach places. Well, as it turns out there are a lot of Jon Boat Modifications happening all over the place.
So I bought a Jon Boat:
I threw it in my front yard – hillbilly style, son:
I started to get to work, ripping out the rotten transom and pulling off handles:
And I had help:
So what you’re reading here is part one of about 75 – I’m going to log all of my steps so you can do what I did if you feel the need. I’ll cover costs, what worked and what didn’t – this first boat is simply a trial run.
We’ll see how it goes… but Spring is right around the corner – so I need to get to work!
See you soon… them sloppy bass are waiting…