Water Temperature: 43
Water Clarity: Not reported
This report is for last week.
On Wednesday, I was able to take out a good friend from college who had just returned from deployment. He just wanted to get on the lake, and knew the fishing would be tough. Last Wednesday the wind was HOWLING out of the north all day long from 15-30mph. We ran everything around the lake to see if we could coax some bass into biting. He had never fished an Alabama Rig before so I began to fish areas that were conducive to catching a RIG fish. Around 900 we were able to catch one on a rip rap bank next to a grass flat. I also stuck a pig on a trap here, but pulled off. All I was left with were scales!! We went to a new area that I had not fished this year to get out of the wind. At around 10am he hooked up with a 5lber! Man was he excited. We ended up catching another couple small fish off this area. We continued to cover water. We stopped for lunch at Goosepond Tackle shop and had some delicious chicken sandwiches to take a break from the weather. We then got back out there for a couple more hours and were able to land another 5lber on a Strike King 1/2 ounce red eye. For the weather we had a great day catching around 5 fish with pretty good quality...
I then practiced the next two days for an upcoming BFL that I decided to fish. Thursday I fished the lower end near browns with little success catching one on a jerkbait. Then I fished the Goosepond area on Friday catching around 4 fish on flipping baits and alabama rigs... However, I broke off on a monster bass. She was so shallow I could see her, and probably pushing 8lbs.
I decided to fish the Alabama Rig all day Saturday. It was one of the best days I have had fishing. I decided to keep the Alabama Rig in my hand all day because of the quality fish that were eating it. I ended up catching two 8 pounders that day with a 4 and a 3lber. I could not get the 5th fish to eat. I ended up finishing in 3rd place with 22.14 with 4 fish. A funny story... I had a dock were I got bit in practice. I stopped by on the way in to the scales and first flip BOOM! I set the hook in 2 feet with really stained water. It shoots out and I thought this was my 5th bass. She comes up to the net and 5lb DRUM!!! Ah. They are becoming more like bass every year...
Give me a call I would love to fish with you!!