I had great plea­sure in fishing a new dam I was in­vited to a few weeks into my se­mes­ter. It was very short no­tice but we made it hap­pen nonethe­less.

SA Bass - - Front Page - >> Jean-Michel Gravenor*

We had no idea what we were in for as the days be­fore the week­end were over­cast, cold and wet. My friend and I were nev­er­the­less ec­static as this dam was new to us and looked like bass heaven. It had lilies ev­ery­where, lay downs, grass and stand­ing tim­ber. Ev­ery­thing was packed and ready to go the night be­fore. The plan was that I would drive through and meet him there. I hadn’t fished for quite a while and felt priv­i­leged to be made this of­fer!

Satur­day came and I was up at 03:45. It was a rel­a­tively fast drive un­til I reached the venue. I kept my­self oc­cu­pied by talk­ing about any­thing and ev­ery­thing, yes, to my­self. Any­way, I waited for my buddy to ar­rive. I waited a while as he had to change the tire on his 4x4 be­fore he could be on his way. I pro­ceeded to dig into my snacks dur­ing the wait, which wasn’t very smart. My buddy fi­nally ar­rived and we were off get­ting our kick boats pumped up and our rods ready. We launched on this beau­ti­ful dam and made the de­ci­sion to kick straight across to the op­po­site bank. The op­po­site bank had very nice steep drop-offs and just looked ap­peal­ing to the eye.

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