I had the pleasure of fishing with returning guests Jack and Jay B. and their dad, David, all of Temple. The boys are now 8 and 10 years old. Last time they came out with me dad and I did a lot of casting, hooking, and handing fish off to the boys. This time, they did it “all by themselves” and they did well. Topwater fishing this time of year requires fast, accurate casting. The boys did well with Cork Rigs used on spinning gear. In all, the 3 of them landed 22 largemouth and missed another 3-4 right at boatside before the surface action came to a halt.
Everybody hooked up today!!
Jack was persistent and got the day’s lunker
Start Time: 6:10a
End Time: 12:00 Noon
Air Temp: 76F at trip’s start, heading towards the mid-90’s.
Water Surface Temp: ~83.4F
Wind: Winds were S6 at sunrise, slowly tapering up to S14 by trip’s end under the influence of high pressure.
Skies: Skies were ~30% cloudy with blue in the breaks under the influence of high pressure.
We finally got some high pressure in along with some fishable wind speeds, and the fish responded well. We enjoyed light topwater action until 9:23am spread from Area 479 thru Area 061, to Area 468 all on Cork Rigs. This accounted for 22 largemouth.
We then downrigged for nearly the remainder of our trip, taking fish at Area 460 to Area 217, and from Area 039 to the north by about 100 yards. During this time we picked up 12 white bass and 2 largemouth. 13 fish came on Pets and 1 came on the Licker in a tandem catch on the tandem rig.
We ended the trip on the east side of Area 777 fishing some protected water for sunfish. We landed 2 longears and 2 bluegills on slipfloats and then called it a day.
TALLY = 40 FISH, all caught and released