Another Friday and the school system has planned yet another day of movie watching. The injustice of forcing kids to stay inside on such a beautiful Summer day was just too much to bear. Fishing, that’ll be a helluva lot more fun and edu-ma-cational than a dimly lit room and a nonsensical cartoon, right? Right!!
Some may not consider a beautiful Summer day, to mean starting off being over cast, drizzling and 60º. Yet to the fishing mind it’s just divine. The water has already warmed up and was reading mid-seventies. Throw in overcast and Bass typically will be hanging out shallower, more active and ready to feed. Only fifteen minutes from launching and I pick up a nice 4 lb’r on a 6′ diving crank.
Another 30 minutes in the area produced a few more fish. This one had sore on its back. It was hard to tell if it was possibly a wound from an Osprey or not. Trace kept working the area with switching from a jig to a crank but was not deterred from a lack of bites.
After a few hours and still not a fish for Trace, I sensed a bit of impatience as well as a sense of urgency to hook his first Bass. Off to the next spot we go. This spot is all his. I suggest where and how he should cast his newly purchased and prized swim jig and on his first cast his rod bends over. As first he thinks he’s hung but that notion changes immediately with a solid pull. Almost immediately the fish comes to the surface and rolls. It’s a solid fish, in fact his new personal best at 6.5 lbs.
Although I rarely have a lot of extra time to fish tournaments anymore, I must admit I still have a bit of competitiveness left in me. So not wanting to be outdone in the big-fish department, I soon added my own Green Donkey for the day, a solid 7 lb’r. We found fish were more oriented around cover and caught oat of jig with trailers.