June 3, 2006
I fished with Jim & James these past 2 days on lake Memphremagog for smallies. The weather sucked, but the fishing was all right. Saturday saw rain falling throughout the entire day under really overcast skies. Water temps were around 60 degrees and the air temps fell to 53 degrees during the day. There was a wind of 10 knots from the north that chilled the air as we fished. The fishing was rather slow with all the rain staining the water, but we managed to get into 20 or 25 smallies up to 3.5 pounds, all on soft jerk-baits and grubs. Sunday saw overcast skies once again with air temps topping out at 55 degrees. Fortunately, the rain never really fell until around 3:00 PM allowing us to fish effectively. Once again, the soft plastic jerk-baits accounted for the majority of smallmouth bass caught up to 3.5 pounds once more. With all the cool weather and rain we have received, the water temps fell to 55 degrees in a few areas. These fish were all holding in 8 to 12 feet of water and some even deeper! The winds were blowing at 15 knots from the N/NE causing 2 to 3 foot waves later in the day. Over 60 smallies were caught today as the action improved over yesterday’s total catch. All in all, a great day on the water!!!