Fighting The Elements
November 17, 2007
I had to cancel yesterday’s attempt at hitting the water due to tremendous, high winds and was back out today with Tim & Mike for more jumbino smallies. We hit the water a little later than I had hoped for with the cold overnight temps and were into fish almost immediately. Winds were suppose to be from the SW at 15 to 20 knots but looked and felt more like the NW by the waves we were in. Water temps went 47 degrees in most areas and the air temps were about 37 degrees at best. Thanks to the bluebird skies and sunshine, it was cold but toleratable. Mike had the hot hand today, catching smallies up to 5.5 pounds, all on tube jigs. I spent the better part of the time just trying to keep good boat control in these conditions so that both of them would be able to fish effectively. Tim did manage to get a number of quality fish as well, up to 5 pounds and I even caught a few too! In the 4 or 5 short hours we were out, there were probably 30 smallmouth bass landed and plenty of others lost. It wasn’t a great day, but it was definitely a pretty good one with big, fat fish for the photo shoot at the end of the day! All in all a good one nonetheless!