• Fishing

    To kill bass (or not)

    The thrill of the catch

    A South Umpqua bass next to a fishing pole handle

    The thrill of the catch. Gurgle, gurgle, gurgle…splash!  As I reared back and the fishing rod bent in a tight arc, I thought, “This is a good start!”  And it got better.  Seven casts. Seven fish. And 30 minutes of the best smallmouth bass fishing I’d ever experienced. Five of the seven bass were fat…