So I had a mixed weekend. On Saturday I went to one of the larger lakes in the state. It started out great, or at least I thought it did. Within the first 45 minutes I hooked a really nice looking bass (saw it on a jump), but I shook free so I couldn’t land it. I thought it was sign that it was going to be a good day, but unfortunately it wasn’t. I didn’t even get another bite all day. All I managed to bring into the kayak was this load of junk left by other anglers.
Since I fish from a kayak it is typically easier for me to paddle back into the brush and pull the trash out, and I am happy to do it. I have even gone so far as to help a fellow angler get unhooked since he was on a boat and couldn’t get back to the lure in the brush.
I like to think this builds good karma for me. If that is true then it paid off on Sunday. I went to a nearby pond that I have been repeatedly told you can’t catch bass there. Well this was proven wrong as I caught 2 within 30 minutes of each other.
The first fish was about 2 lbs (maybe a touch over), the second one is touch shy of 1 lb. They aren’t much, but as I have been getting skunked over and over lately where bass are concerned I was very happy with them. I keep waiting for this whole fall bite I keep reading about, but so far it has been elusive. However, I did notice that the large lake I referenced is cooling quickly (dropped about 3-4 degrees this week and might be below 70 degrees by this weekend). I am keeping my fingers crossed that this means the bite will be picking up soon. Until then I will be happy just to catch a bass or two.
P.S. Sorry about the picture quality. I didn’t realize the flash was on and it is reflecting off the case.