Tuesday, June 29, 2010

One bass... but a good one!


Same fish, but, yay!

Went out twice today. The first time was in the middle of the day, around 2pm, and it was over 100 degrees, so I didn't last long. I was only there to try for some bluegills, and I got about five before I had to get out of the sun.

However the clouds rolled in around 4pm and we got a light rain. I almost let the rain stop me, but I said, you know what, I won't melt, so out I went. I first tried out my new 8" Creme's in watermelon red flake, but after a few missed fish I decided it was too big for them, so I cut it down to 6" and BAM, got that guy in the pictures. She tore up the worm pretty good, so I cut it down to 4", but got no more hits. I tried a few other lures with no success, so I sat down and tried for some more bluegills. Got about three before they stopped biting.

I then switched spots, got a few more b-gills then switched back up to bassing. The only other bass I hooked up with was a small guy that hit a beetlespin with a twintail chartreuse grub, but he jump and came unbuttoned. I had a small bream try and take a 3" swimbait, which was funny, but no other hits.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Two from yesterday.

What a little fighter!

A dink, but fun!

I was having another abysmal time on the lake yesterday, when I suddenly gave up, tore a tiny section of a plastic worm off and put it on a panfish hook. Bada-bing, bluegills! Certainly better than nothing, but I still wanted a bass. So I put a new worm on a t-rig and worked. Nothing. Tried a few more colors and shapes, still nothing. Then I got it in my head, it's gloomy and dark out, bright colors. So I put on a lipless crank in fire tiger. First cast I got a big bass on, but he got off. Same cast another bass, the one in the pic, hits the crank right after the big one gets off. I ended up landing him and getting the picture. Unfortunately we got chased out by lightning and rain after that. Still, it was fun to catch anything!

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Another one bass morning.

The new spoiler sad swim bait scores one!

I took my nephew, Mikey, out for breakfast. He has a microspin reel that I gave him to play with. I am trying to get him started early!

I just can't seem to find a groove with these bass. All of my one shot mornings have been first few cast fish, then nothing for hours. I am not about to give up though. One little fish is better than no fish at all.

I got this one on a Spoiler Shad swim bait from Creme in firetiger. It's a nice little molded swim bait with good action. I got several more follows, but no more strikes. I am going to get a few more colors and see if that helps the strike ratio.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

A better morning.

Second bass on my new rig!

Got out around 5:30 and almost immediately hooked into a very nice bass with a Bandit 100 chartreuse /w blue back. I lost him on a big jump, and didn't get anymore bites on that crank. So then I tried out a new baby bass husky jerk I bought yesterday and after a few casts hooked up with the one Above. I thought he was much bigger with the fight he put up, but still decent. No more bites in two hours, so I packed up and went for breakfast. I plan to go back out in the evening. I got rained out yesterday evening, so I am hoping for better weather tonight.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Got one...

First one on the new rig!

And it's the first bass on my new casting rig! Woulda' been nice if he was a bit bigger, but I am not complaining. It was really just nice to catch a fish after being sick, and my slump (Which started before I got sick).

I hooked up with another one that was maybe twice the size of this one, but the knot broke at the hook and he swam away with it...

I got my worm back though!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

New rig!

Got me a new setup yesterday. It's a Shakespeare bait caster, and a 5'6" pistol grip Ugly Stick.

I took it out for the first time this evening, but I didn't get any bites. It is a definite change from what I am used to, but I really like it.

The rod is exactly what I wanted, but the reel is budget. I plan to replace it when I have the funds available. Until then it will be a fine reel. When I do replace it I will get one of the $8 Durango casting rods from Wally World, and use it as a backup.