The Hat Trick
October 17, 2008
I spent the last couple of days off just relaxing & fishing of course and was back on the water today with Scott & Manson in hot pursuit of giant smallies. It was a little chilly this morning and the first of many days to come where I decided to wear my survival suit. The air temps were barely 35 degrees and there was a slight wind of about 5 K from the N/W making it feel more like, below freezing. Fortunately, the sun was out and the air eventually warmed up to a balmy 50 degrees towards the afternoon. Water temps dropped overnight to 58 degrees but also climbed up to 59 by the end of the day. We had plenty of action all day long on both tubes and spinnerbaits as both Scott & Manson hooked up frequently and landed about 75% of their bites. Manson definitely had the luck today landing 3 fish over 5 pounds and many more 3 to 4 pounders. Scott also managed to bring aboard numbers of bass in the same size range, but just wasn’t lucky enough to get those big bites. They probably caught an equal amount of fish by the time we called the day and were both extremely satisfied with the results. The falling water temps that we will be receiving in the next few days should activate the bass on all bodies of water and I can’t wait to see what happens afterwards.