Bass & The Full Moon
August 29, 2007
Ronnie & his uncle Leroy were in from Oklahoma and we fished on a local lake for smallies today. The weather was nice, but still no wind! Temps were in the upper 80’s by days end and sunshine with some clouds greeted us all day long. Jerk-baits & spinnerbaits were thrown most of the day with an occasional tube as well. The first fish to come aboard were perch as Ronnie managed to hook a couple on a jerk-bait. Eventually, a nice smallie was hooked into and soon landed tat would have gone over 5 pounds at 20 and 1/8 inches long. Ronnie hooked into another a bit smaller that went 19.5 inches and in the mid 4 pound range. A couple of smaller bass and a decent Northern Pike of 32 inches were taken before we relocated. This day was a difficult one with the full moon just yesterday. We saw less fish today that usual and I was sure that was because they fed at night. Inactive bass were barely hitting anything at all and some of them were short striking our baits. We caught a few other fish during the day, but were disappointed in our results by days end. By 4:30 PM we had enough and decided to throw in the towel. It was not one of the best days, but there were a few big fish taken that made it all worthwhile.