A Technical Day
August 25, 2004
Today was an educational day as Robert wanted to learn some new techniques to catch deep smallmouth bass. Unfortunately, the winds were from the N/E at 20 knots and the current flows from the S/W. Pesentation was going to be difficult with these conditions, but I would make it work. The air temps were a rather cool 65 degrees in the morning but warmed into the 80s by afternoon. The water temps dropped down into the upper 60s due to the cooler winds from the north and so did some of the fish as we were soon to find out. A mix of Crankbaits, Spinnerbaits, Senkos & Jigs were used to entice the inactive smallies today. Depths of over 20 feet were where the bulk of the larger fish came from on this day. Smallies close to 5 pounds were the result of our efforts as we caught them deep & slow! Probably only a dozen or so fish were taken, but all quality in size. Overall, a good learning experience for Robert today!!!