“Just like walking under a ladder, crossing paths with a black cat or breaking a mirror, many people hold fast to the belief that Friday the 13th brings bad luck. Though it’s uncertain exactly when this particular tradition began, negative superstitions have swirled around the number 13 for centuries” (Source: History.com)
Now FFC member Wayne Barksdale has a totally different view on the subject and is best told in his words.
“So much for Friday 13th bringing bad luck. This morning I was fishing Lake Griffin with a long time snow bird Bill Chumbler. We started fishing at 7:30am and at 8:00am I was throwing a white Zoom frog in and around pads. The water exploded in about 3 feet of water and I was fortunate enough to land a10lb 9oz Bass. I have two pictures
One is the bass on the scale.
And on the other look on the back of the bass and there is a $100 tag.
This is the fourth tagged Bass I have caught. Three from the Harris Chain and one from the Winter Haven Chain”
FWC provided some additional information about Wayne’s catch. Records show that this Bass was released in March 2020, about eight months prior.
When released it was 25″ long and weighed 10lbs. 5oz. Using Google Earth maps it was determined that this fish was caught in basically the same spot wher it was released. According to FWC this is fairly common. For more information about FWC’s Largemouth Bass Tagging Studies here is a helpful link. Largemouth Bass Tagging Studies | FWC (myfwc.com)
Now back to that Friday the 13th thing. Wayne might say “Myth Busted”
Thanks to all who have reported and sent in pics. Keep them coming.
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