In a few words...massive success. We only had two days of sun, but that didn't stop us from putting the hurt on the fish. Rough numbers for the trip...
75-80 total carp to hand
45-50 smallmouth bass to hand.
Largest fish, a 23 lb beast caught by Wendy Berrell. I got one at 21 lbs as well.
Roughly 10 smallmouth in the 17-18 inch range...we weighed one of those fish at dead on 4 lbs.
Destroyed gear list...many leaders, and not one but two pairs of boots (lost the felt soles off both my Simms and Wendy's redington boots).
Pictures never do a trip justice, but this time they might come close. We took some fantastic photos. It will be a while before I get home to put up pictures, so keep an eye on Wendy's blog...he will likely get pictures up before me.
So many visual memories in my head right now...crazy. Wendy and I spoke frequently about how blessed we have been to keep up this tradition, and how our trips keep evolving. Truly special time...a big thanks to Kelly and the kids and mrs. Wendy and his little ones as well.