Weather & Topwater Cooperation
June 5, 2006
I fished with Ron, Sam & Doc today on Lake Memphremagog for smallmouth bass. They were really hoping for a top-water bite, but the weather lately had been just shutting the fish down on the surface. The day began just like all the others, misty rain! Air temps were 55 degrees and the water temps were around 60 degrees. No wind made the morning fishing pleasurable as we caught on the usual soft plastic jerk-baits. A few fish began to hit the surface prop baits also as Doc quickly proved to us. During the afternoon we had to slowly crawl grubs and tubes in open water to get the fish to bite as nothing was going on in the shallow water at all. Later in the afternoon, the fish finally began hitting the top-water presentations and just about every cast had explosions. The sunshine and 80 degree temps had the fish active and we were in heaven. Water temps warmed to over 65 degrees causing the lake to come alive. Many more bass were take on surface lures by all before we decided to call it quits around 7:30 PM. All in all a great day as both the fish and the weather finally cooperated. Once the clouds moved out, the skies just lit up with sunshine making the fishing absolutely spectacular!!! Close to 100 bass were caught & released today!