Saturday, August 18, 2012
Smallmouth Bass Posing
It seems every time I get in a lake these days, I'm greeted enthusiastically by one or more smallmouth bass that follow me around where ever I go. Smallmouth bass are without a doubt the most curious and social fish I encounter when I'm exploring lakes. Divers will often report how the smallmouth will trail them around like puppies. Probably, they're interested in the "little snacks" that are stirred up by a diver's "fin wash". Some bass will even take live food, like crayfish right from your hand.
One one lake I like to frequent, I'm met by the same bass on every visit. (He's easily identified by some unusual scars and marks.) Today I decided to take a snapshot of us posing together.