June 19, 2008
Pierre & Mike fished with me on this wet & windy day. We tried some shallow water that had produced well on Sunday only to find out that the water temps had dropped 10 degrees & were now only 63 degrees. Other than a pike or two, all the bass were gone. By now, the rain had become a miserable mist with occasional heavy rain now & then. We decided to try another area, but this time for largemouth bass instead. This turned out to be a better choice as Mike began to land several fish in the 2 to 3 pound range, mostly on soft plastics. The fish here were very lethargic with the 65-degree temps & the baits had to be almost dead sticked to get bit. Pierre wasn’t as lucky missing more strikes than hooking up. After several hours of enduring strong winds & rain, we opted for another area hoping for better smallmouth fishing. Crankbaits & spinnerbaits proved to be the lures of choice as both Pierre & Mike hooked many bass in the next couple of hours. Most of these fish were over 4 pounds making it a perfect end to the day. I’m sure that by the time we were done, there must have been at least 15 of these bronze beauties caught & released. Overall, we made out quite well under these cold front conditions and actually caught close to 25 bass!