Wednesday, July 23, 2014

get up early

Hi Folks, Ran the boat yesterday morning with clients spin fishing for bass.  We were on the water by 5:45 am. as we are currently suffering through a nasty heat wave with high humidity.  Hopefully it will break this afternoon with thunderstorms.  Water temperature was 76 degrees in the morning.  Pretty warm.  Certainly too hot to trout fish the big rivers currently.  We caught all of our fish within the first two hours of the morning and the bite shut down as the sun came up.  Mostly landed smallmouths, but did catch 1 decent largemouth bass and several large rock bass.  The top water bite was good off the get go and we cast fire tiger poppers.  We worked a river system that flows into a lake and we cast to the bank into slow seams and eddies.  Lots of little fry in the water that were being crushed by bass and it appeared to be walleyes as well.  You could see the bait fish schools and watch large fish coming out of the water on the bait fish.  Pretty damn hard to get them to eat our swim baits.  5" Senkos produced a few strikes but even the rubber was tough going under the sunny skies.  So get out there early and enjoy the coolest time of day on the water. Off to do a kids program.  Remember to clean your gear and keep the non-native species at home.  Have Fun, Willy