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Daily Subscription Msg 1 Posted: 01:39 PM 05/30/07 (CST)
May 28, 2007
53 air temp, cloudy, 65 water temp, no wind, light rain on and off

Went out on Memorial Day morning and was very quiet and the lake was dead calm which in most cases makes for a tough day on this body of water. There were a few boats out already and they were all moving around trying to locate fish. From some research I had been doing the word was that the bass are in the post spawn mode now and I decided to start on a flat outside of a spawning area.

The first thing that I noticed when I started fishing was that there was fish activity on the surface of the water. In fact, there were many pods of fish around this area and I decided to investigate what was going on. Wasn’t long and I had my answers that I was looking for, crappies. As long as you didn’t spook them, they were very catch able and were constantly moving around eating bugs off of the top of the water. I had caught numerous crappies following these pods around and was catching them on T.H.E. Jig and Loby Baits Stoni plastics on a jighead. The action was none stop and I haven’t seen this kind of activity in a long time. There were a few different species of fish mixed into the feeding frenzy and crappies, sunfish, bass and white perch were caught.

As the wind started to pick up and the sun started to poke through the clouds, this action seized to exist and I moved on in search of largemouth bass. I stayed in this area since the fish were supposed to be in the post spawn phase. I was targeting water depths of 6 to 9 feet of water and fishing through the new emerging grass that was starting to grow. Using a number of baits, Bearpaws Swim bait, jerk bait, floating Rapala, jig/pig, BearPaw Grizzly jerk, Carolina Rig, Bearpaw Paw-a-Craw/jig and the Paw-a-Craw/jig was the combination that worked.





Using this combination bait I was able to fish it very slowly and work any depth range that I wanted to work. I had caught a few fish on this and the biggest was a largemouth around 3 pounds. A few others in the 1 to 1.5 pound range were caught as well. As the clouds started to burn off and the sun became stronger, even that bite seized to exist anymore and with more boats starting to come out, I ended my day and felt good about the number of variety of fish that I had caught and can tell that the summer patterns are not that far away and summer fishing is right around the corner.




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Daily Subscription Msg 2 Posted: 08:17 PM 05/30/07 (CST)
Thanks, kevin!




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