Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Bass opener 2011 weekend success

I went fishing with Jack this weekend , he was looking for crappies in the shallows and the action was pretty slow, so i did a lot of bassin' my main producer was a bluegill colored 6 inch bass slug on a 5/0 hook, casting at mainly dead emergent vegetation. I got some in the grand rapids area, but most of the big bass came out of mille lacs lake.

The lunker, almost 21 inches and very fat with eggs. I think it is over 6 pounds, but Jack's scale only gave me 5 pounds 9 ounces. still in my top ten all time biggest bass, and number one for smallmouths

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Opener 2011

I got out on the opener for a little while, and ended up getting 3 nice pike. Another boat near there was throwing spinnerbaits and seeing a few follows but not hooking up. I went with a larger crappie plastic with some flash hoping to get their attention and it worked. I all got two smaller bass and no crappies.

Friends Dave, Eric, and Andrew out trying their luck...

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Finally out on the water 4-30

With the cold weather this spring I just have not been interested in fishing once we lost the ice, but I finally got out on clearwater lake with lowell to check out the tournament spots. Totally blanked on the spot I wanted to fish, the fish were still in early ice out patterns, finally ened up going into the shallow bays just to get some action, got a few panfish, it was nice to get a few, but i am not liking this setup for the tournament saturday, with below normal temps most of this week too, I don't know where the fish are going to be, probably still in the bays. yay, with 50 boats in them haha!