Good Day on the Water 7/22/17 Jul 24, 2017 8:06:32 GMT -5
Post by frogman on Jul 24, 2017 8:06:32 GMT -5
Another great day out on Blue Marsh this past Saturday. I arrived at the lake at around 5:20 Am and was surprisingly only the 3rd trailer in the parking lot (it got busy quickly though). After hitting one of my favorites spots on the lake and not catching even a short fish I was a little concerned (I have a spot where I always catch at least one bass). So I headed down lake a few miles and decided to try a new spot for me. In the next hour I loaded up on Bass; I caught a good supply of short fish but added a nice solid 2+ to the days catch (and lost one about the same size). I then decided to start heading up lake again and hit a few more new spots which proved unsuccessful. My plans were to get off the lake by 10 or so to avoid the heavy pleasure boat traffic the lakes receives every weekend. By now it was about 945 and I decided to hit on more new spot for me. I moved back into a small cove and caught a 12" bass right away. I moved to the back of the cove in about 2' of shady water and scored my biggest bass of the day. She came in at a few ounces over 4 lbs. By then it was after 1030 and I decided to call it a day. But a super fun time; I caught and released 13 bass in the few hours I was out. Plus I managed to get in before the lake got crazy (with the exception of one total %$*# that was running his salt water style recreation boat full out in the no-wake area). Fortunately I was in the drivers seat of the boat (not up on the deck) at the time and hit the wake at a solid 45 degree angle so I came out unscathed. It sure was getting hot out there as well and shade is pretty lacking on the lake. The top baits of the day were a Missile Baits "48" worm rigged wacky and a Ned Rig. The 4+ came on the Ned Rig and gave one heck of a fight on my ML spinning combo with 6 lb. line. She headed straight towards the shoreline green slime and twigs but I managed to grab the net and get her in to the boat. I love fishing Blue Marsh and it once again gave me a successful trip.