September 20, 2008
Today I fished with Jim and my wife, Christiane on a local lake in pursuit of smallmouth bass. We started out around 8:00 A.M. with the cold overnight air making none of us too eager to fish at the crack of dawn. It was only around 49 degrees at that time but fortunately warmed to a beautiful temp in the 70’s by afternoon. Bright sunshine greeted us for most of the day with a little cloud cover sometime after noon. The water temps were between 67 & 68 degrees depending on our location. The winds were light & variable early but by mid day, picked up to about 15 K from the S/W. We fished several areas and caught fish in just about everyone, but only managed to get the larger ones from just one spot. The fish were all over the place and really needed to be finessed into taking our presentations. Most of the better quality ones came on senko’s or gulp alive tipped jigs. Christiane even managed to catch a decent walleye of 3 pounds that we were more than happy to invite to dinner. Several decent northerns were taken as well on a variety of baits, but the bass seemed to be a little picky. Overall, it was a decent day with the largest bass weighing in at just around 4 pounds, but there were plenty of others much larger cruising all over the area we were in. I will be back!!