Just Getting Started
November 21, 2009
Tim joined me today for the first of several days of fishing for smallmouth bass. We got a rather later than usual start to the day and were fishing sometime after 11:00 A.M. The weather was unseasonably warm once again with air temps expected to reach almost 50 degrees. Along with clouds and occasional sun we were also blessed with winds from the SW at less than 10 knots too. This had the makings of a really enjoyable day! We started with a drift along a current break in deeper water but weren’t able to pick up anything bigger than a couple of pounds. We did miss a few that felt somewhat larger though and soon relocated hoping for bigger bites. The next location saw more of the same but Tim did manage to get one closer to 4 pounds and missed sever others as well. Due to the short day I was jumping around looking for the bigguns and not holding in any areas longer than needed. I figured that if I hit enough spots and covered plenty of water we would be able to find some larger ones to play with. Unfortunately, the 2 to 4 pound smallies were the active ones today and the best that we could come up with were only around four pounds. There was however a nice walleye of about 4 pounds as well and that was just a bonus! We once again fished till about 4 o’clock and called it a short day. Although we only got to fish for less than 5 hours, it was still a productive day on the water with plenty of nice bass caught. We’ll be back out again tomorrow and hopefully the big ones will be a little more cooperative as we will be spending more time looking for them too!!