Another trip to my favorite largemouth pond, another day of battling the elements. There was a little breeze when I arrived, but nothing too troublesome. I kicked over to a favorite stretch of water and quickly caught a little guy on a lipless crank, and another on a Jackall Squirrel 79 deep jerkbait. Then, while throwing a Lucky Craft Skeet Mini DR in baby bluegill, I hooked a good one. He rolled on the surface and came loose. I threw to the same spot and caught his buddy.
I caught another small one on the jerkbait and then it was quiet for a while. The wind really started to kick up and I couldn't stay on a spot very effectively. During a lull a moved up to a point that has been good to me, but not that day. I let the wind take me back down the shore. Finally, while fishing the Squirrel 79, a fish hit it on a long pause. This was a much better fish. After a nice fight I scooped her up to find my jerkbait was consumed in it's entirety. Thankfully the hooks missed her gills and she was good to go.
I picked up a couple around a foot long before moving across to a productive point. The wind had produced some current along the edge of the point. I lobbed a Lucky Craft CB Flat DR in Aurora Bass out into that current and picked up this little chunker.
I fished all over the point with cranks and jerkbaits, I even rigged up a dropshot, but all I caught was a dink on a Jackall Squirrel 76. I was nearly out of time, so I paddled across the bay. I actually had some protection from the wind here, so my final 15 minutes was spent fishing instead of flailing my legs in an attempt to stay in one spot. I quickly picked this guy up on the Squirrel.
I saw some flooded brush and threw a soft jerkbait into it. I managed to pick up a few little guys this way before I had to go.
Overall, not that exciting of a day, but the weather should be stabilizing soon and the fish will be moving shallow.
Total for trip: 13 largemouth
Total for year: 328 fish