Monday was a holiday for me and I refuse to sit in the house this time of year! It was abnormally warm at 87° here in Oklahoma. I was hoping to drive south a couple hours to the Ouchita National Forest by the Arkansas border and see the changing leaves on the Talimena National Scenic Byway but I am a couple weeks too early. So my dad told me to check out Cedar Lake down in the valley outside of Talihina.
A small 78 acre lake in a beautiful valley, it is the home of the Oklahoma State Record Largemouth Bass at 14lbs 14oz… I was hoping to find someone to ride shotgun on my road trip, so I wouldn’t have to go solo. Low and behold my oldest son who just so happens to be on a college fishing team, had finished his classes early and said come pick me up. I was ecstatic, to spend the day fishing with him!
These stairs caught my interest, love the feeling of this photo. I was very anxious to get my fist look at the lake!
Doubled up on this cast, love catching these little bass with my new ultra light spin cast with 4lb line. It’s a fight every time!
The smell of pine was so strong and lovely!
Gorgeous end to a great day!
Got to make the trek home through a big storm that popped up unexpectedly, but overall a beautiful adventure making wonderful memories with my son. Priceless!
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