The day started off with hitting a severe downpour on the way to the lake; not what I was hoping for, haha. By the time I got to Blue Marsh the rain had stopped but the boat was drenched; thank goodness for the bilge pump. Anyway; I headed out on the lake hitting all of my normal spots which involves lots of shallow water and lots of wood cover. Even my most productive spots drew a blank for me. The rain must have chased them out of the shallows. After 3.5 hours with not even a nibble I decided to change it up a bit. I am a shallow water fisherman; that is my comfort zone but I knew the day so far was a bust. I headed out to one of the main lake points and sat in about 15' of water. 10 minutes later I had 3 bass for the day with one of them weighing just over 3 lbs. (the other 2 were legal but barely). I then hit a few other spots but struck out. But if I can head out to Blue Marsh and catch 3 "keepers" I consider that a positive day. I hadn't been out on the lake in a little while so it just felt good to be out there running the boat a bit as well.
When it comes to fishing "deeper" water; well.....it's not my thing, haha. But I better start to learn because like yesterday; the shallow water bite was non-existent. Had I been more confident in deeper water I would not have spent 3+ hours fishing dead water. I broke out the Neko Rig yesterday which I have previously only tied on a handful of times before; but in just 10 minutes yesterday I now feel confident in that technique. Maybe next time on the water I will not hesitate to move out to the points more quickly if the shallow bite isn't there.