Friday, August 9, 2013

All to ourselves

Hi folks, Ran the boat with clients yesterday morning for smallmouth bass on a local lake.  Not another boat on the water and we had the entire place to ourselves. Fantastic.  Surface temperature was 72 degrees and the air was heavy.  Pretty humid day with very little breeze.  We fished an assortment of different colored Senkos from watermelon red magic to baby bass to crawfish.  We varied sizes from 4" and 5" .  The bass seemed to be neutral yesterday morning so we really had to finesse them. Line control as usual was imperative and we had a lot of fish take the Senko on the drop after being cast.  Really watching the line is important when the fish are not taking the soft plastic aggressively.  We landed 11 smallmouth all together and missed and lost a number of fish as well.  The most productive areas were adjacent to deep water.  Often I had the boat positioned in 30' of water as we cast into 10' of water.  Nice morning of fishing and extremely peaceful.  Looks like a big weather front on the way to day with rain and thunderstorms.  I am supposed to bass fish, we will see.  Remember to clean your gear and keep the non-native species at home.  Have Fun, Willy