The area Dan was catching his bass out of was probably only 1-2 feet deep but it was against a tree lined bank on the western shore so it provided the shade the bass were seeking. After watching Dan catch four or five bass in about 10 minutes, I gave up on the deeper holes and turned my kayak around and started fishing the shady bank as well. Even I'm not that stubborn :).
After landing a few small bass on the frog I missed a good bite and remarked to Dan how he would probably end up catching the bass when he fished that spot. While I was telling him that I noticed my frog get sucked under, I thought this was just another small bass or perhaps even a bluegill because of the light bite but when I set the hook it turned out to be a nice 18" largemouth.
As the sun lowered we continued to catch bass but the best bite would turn out to be the western shoreline where we began. Dan was probably outfishing me 4 to 1 but I stuck with the frog in hopes of getting another chance at the big bass I missed on my first trip at this lake. That never happened for me but eventually I heard Dan sounding excited a little further up the lake about a bigger fish. A nice 19" largemouth had fell to his 4" powerworm.
A short while later the powerworm produced again with a huge 9.5" bluegill, sweet!
As the sun began to set we fished our way back to the take out and I noticed something large moving through some lily pads towards my frog. I thought it was a muskrat but when I moved in closer I saw it was the biggest bullfrog I have ever seen. It would take a huge bass to choke down this guy!
Dan ended the evening with another nice bass. It was a great night to be out fishing with a friend and kayak fishing is a great way to clear the mind, especially during a busy work week.
Fish caught: 7 Largemouth Bass (Dan: 20+ largemouth, 1 bluegill)
Successful baits: Booyah Pad Crasher(bullfrog)
Weather: Partly cloudy, NW winds 5-10mph, upper 70's
Water Temp: Unknown