Monday, October 21, 2013

Wisconsin Bass

I managed to get outside this weekend at a lake near the cabin, to do some jig fishing.  The water temp. was just below 50 degrees on this lake, so I decided to stick with the jig for the entire afternoon.  I think it may have warmed to 52.  If I could do it over, I would have gone to a deeper local lake, that would have had warmer water.   I wouldn't consider this to be my favorite type of bass fishing, but it may have been the only option to put fish in the boat today.  The two fish I posted pictures of were the best ones of the afternoon.  I didn't bother to measure them, because I knew they were under 20".  This lake has boasted some piggies, and I really thought I was going to put a bigger one in the boat.  I am starting to realize that I am a total optimist, when it comes to fishing.  I always seem to see the possibility in a lake.  I haven't caught one in this lake more than 5 lbs, but I talked to a guy that caught two approaching 7!  So, I figure eventually, I will get into one of those beasts if I put in my time.  Lots of healthy fish in this lake, but it is proving to be a spring, and fall lake for me.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

River Smallies with the Brothers

 So there were plenty of nice fish, on an even nicer day.  Would
you believe me if I said the fishing was slow?  Well, it was...  We
managed to put together a nice enough bag.  I caught 2 - 20 "
inchers, and a busty 19".  And I know that Jer put up a couple
over 19" too.  So, on a 60 degree day in October with brilliant fall
colors and the sun shining, there was nothing to complain about.
Plus, I didn't have to endure 3 hours of the Vikings.  Putting
together 5 or 6 fish over 19" inches with family is about as good
as it gets.
20 incher

Another 20"