Taking A “Fishing Day”
October 20, 2008
It had been a long time since Jay had been out fishing with me but today he finally managed to clear his schedule. Too much work and no play isn’t good for the body, unless you’re fishing that is! We didn’t get on the water too early with the cold air temps and began somewhere around 9:00 A.M. instead. I don’t think it took more than a minute for Jay to be locked up and he knew it was going to be a great day. The sky was overcast all day with absolutely no sunshine, contrary to what the weatherman had forecasted and the air temps barely reached 50 degrees at best. Fortunately for us, there was very little wind and this made conditions bearable. The water temps had fallen to just over 57 degrees and rose to only 57.5 by days end. We fished mainly tube jigs slowly on the bottom, but Jay did manage to take a few bass on a spinnerbait that hit like a freight train. There’s nothing more violent than a smallie hit on a spinnerbait in the fall! He caught fish all day with very few slow periods and that really gave him the confidence he needed to fish the jigs. I think that by the end of the day he had landed 8 or 9 bass that topped the scales above 4 pounds, but nothing above five. He also managed to catch plenty of fish between 2 & 4 pounds and this made for the best day of smallmouth bass fishing he has ever experienced. Despite the dismal weather for the day, we were able to convince several bass into biting. Oh yeah, another walleye as well! Overall, a pretty good day on the water with plenty of action to keep anyone tight lined!!