July 17, 2004
I fished with Harry on Riviere des Prairie today. The water was high & muddier than usual. I knew we would have a tough time when we saw a dock floating in the river with a boat still tied to it. The water temp was near 74 degrees and the air temp was cool but rose to the 80s by mid day. We drifted along current breaks and adjacent flats with spider jigs & tubes with some success. Close to 15 bass were taken with the largest being about 3.5 pounds. No concentration was found, just one here, one there. We fished until about 4:30 PM when an electrical storm had us running for the trailer. Within minutes after we were off the water, the skies let loose with a torential down pour. Close call indeed!