by, 06-08-2009 at 12:33 PM (2575 Views)
It was cool, cloudy and breezy (more like April than June) this weekend, but it made for a a quiet lake and I took advantage of the situation.
I got out twice in search of both some sport (Bass) and dinner (Bluegill), and had decent success at both. I used a rattled frog for the bass, and both a SHWEPF (?) and a fuzzy black leech for the panfish. The fish, though, didn't understand the strategy, and I caught two of the bigger bluegills on the big frog and the nicest largemouth on the leech. The rock bass were also active, mostly on the surface, and I caught what I think is the largest Rocky I've ever landed (probably 1.5 pounds). I released him, and all the largemouth, but between the two days I saved 9 bluegills and one rock bass for lunch/dinner, and they were delicious in a cajun shore lunch batter.
Pictures coming shortly...
Have a great week.