I managed to make it out for one more quick largemouth trip before leaving for Minnesota. I only had about 3 hours to fish, but it proved a fruitful little excursion. I was amazed to find calm conditions on my arrival. I worked my way toward a weedy bay, catching one on a spinnerbait as I traveled. I caught a couple on top from the bay on a Megabass Prop Darter 110, then I noticed a lot of fish going nuts in the rushes up against the bank. I got up into the weeds and started throwing a soft jerkbait. I caught several cookie cutters on that before switching over to a small hollow belly frog. After that it was non stop topwater action. Some would detonate on the frog, others would gently suck it under. I missed quite a few, but I landed the majority. Most were typicals, but a few were a little better quality.
Eventually the action slowed down and the wind kicked up. I moved to a steep bank with some flooded willows on the far shore. The water had come down a little, so a lot of the willows were now on dry land. I still caught quite a few on a soft jerkbait. I was catching quite a few small fish, and I was having a hard time setting the hook with the wind, so I tied a wacky rigged 4" Baby Tiki Stick on my light action spinning rod. That did the trick. Not only did I have a better hooking percentage, but I caught some better quality fish.
The stupid wind made waves which caused that last pic to be out of focus. Lame. The two better fish were in a tight strip of open water between the inside weedline and the willows. I hooked another good one, but she buried herself in a mass of vegetation before I could turn her with my flimsy rod. I caught a couple more little guys before having to take off for work.
Total for trip: 35 largemouth
Total for year: 749 fish