Salvaging The Day
October 25, 2007
I thought we would try another lake a little further away and got on the road before daylight. This was to prove to be the wrong choice as we launched in barely 36 degrees and heavy fog. Thank god for GPS! The sun would eventually show it’s face and warm up the air enough to be able to fish without gloves, but the fish were barely biting. I covered shallow, mid range and eventually deeper water trying to find the mother load without success. The best we could do was a 4.5-pound largemouth that Tak managed to catch on a spinnerbait! We got into some decent smallies, but without any wind, they were difficult to detect. Instead of hitting the jigs, they were just picking them up and the line was going heave before you knew they were there. Tak lost a good one of over 4 pounds at the boat that he didn’t even know had his jig! I realized that this wasn’t going to get any better and decided to switch lakes once again to try and salvage the day. This was apparently the right choice as he got into fish immediately! By the time we began fishing here it was after 1:30 PM and we had some ground to catch up. Tak threw a crankbait in one area and began catching fish between 3.5 & 4.5 pounds immediately. I think he caught about 10 bass before we switched spots and it continued once more. In every place we fished he was locked up almost immediately on jigs, crankbaits or jerkbaits. We fished till about 5:30 PM and then called it a day. In the 4 hours we were there, I’m sure he landed close to 50 smallies up to almost 5 pounds on a variety of lures. I sure wish we had of come here first as it would have been a blood bath!