|Small Chaminwood bass on black with blue flake helgie|
After landing 7 or 8 small bass and a nice bluegill on the helgie I had a good-sized bass break my line. I had a choice to either make the long paddle back to my car to retrieve the helgies or keep fishing with other lures. I didn't feel like losing any fishing time since it was starting to sprinkle so I decided to go with the next smallest plastic I had brought with me, some 4" senkos. I didn't get nearly as many bites as I got on the helgie but I still managed several more bass.
|First KayakWars worthy bass(16"+) for 2013|
|Healthy 15.5" Chaminwood bass|
The pattern for today was to fish reed edges and under overhanging branches on steep banks. It was a nice day to be out as I only got rained on for 10 minutes and the east winds never got too bad. I talked to a couple shore anglers and it seemed they all had big fish stories from the lake. Hook straightening, giant mouthed tales are part of the allure of the deep quarry lakes we have in this area. One of these days I hope to land one of these "monsters of the deep".
Fish Caught: Largemouth Bass - 12+
Bluegill - 1
Black Crappie - 1
Successful Baits: Crabby Bass helgie w/small split shot
4" Gary Yamamoto red shad laminate senko weightless
Weather: Cloudy, isolated showers, E winds 5-10 mph, mid-60's.
Water Temp: Unknown