July 20, 2004
I fished with Bill & Patty today, again on Lake Memphremagog. The morning saw a light drizzle and wind from the south at under 5 mph. The air was humid & around 65 degrees. The water temp was at 74 degrees on the open lake and relatively clear in most places. The topwater bite was really slow at the start of the day and we soon changed to Berkley Power Jerk-Shads to entice the over 50 bass caught. Open, deep water was where we managed to take the bigger smallmouth up to 5 pounds. A slow presentation was required to entice them into hitting the soft baits. All day they caught fish with no particular period of time being better than another. Never having caught Bass before, they will take back to Alberta an incredible memory of just how great the Bronzeback can actually fight!