WHO I FISHED WITH: This past Tuesday morning I returned to Stillhouse with another boat full of kids after doing well there fishing for a combination of white bass and sunfish this past Saturday.
I fished with Dave K. and his kids, Savannah (age 7), Cole, and Caden (4-year old twins).
PHOTO CAPTION: Multi-lure rigs seem to shine in the summer months when young-of-the year shad are abundant. The white bass we took today all came on 3-armed umbrella rigs equipped with Pet Spoons
WHEN WE FISHED: 02 June, 2020, AM
HOW WE FISHED: We started our day off with downriggers down searching for bait and for suspended and bottom-oriented white bass. After striking out in the first area we searched, we enjoyed about an hour’s worth of action at the second area we covered. The downrigging was simple, effective, and enjoyed by the kids, so, we stuck with it as long as their interest level remained high, then transitioned to vertical jigging for the sake of variety when I judged a bit of variety was in order.
Once this bite dissipated, and at about the 2 hour mark on this 3.5 hour long “Kids Fish, Too!” package trip, we moved up shallow and gunned for sunfish.
We landed 21 white bass and 42 sunfish. The sunfish came on bait presented under floats in shallow hydrilla cover.
TALLY: 63 fish caught and released
OBSERVATIONS: No topwater action worth noting as of yet.
Start Time: 6:45A
End Time: 10:15A
Air Temp. @ Trip’s Start: 68F
Elevation: 0.6′ high, 0.00′ drop, 1 CFS flow
Water Surface Temp: 78F
Wind Speed & Direction: ENE2-4
Sky Conditions: Clear blue skies
GT = 0
AREAS FISHED WITH SUCCESS:
**Area 1128-040 for downrigged white bass
**Area 039 – SH0058C for downrigged and smoked white bass
**Area SH0121C for sunfish
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