Rough & Tough Day
August 20, 2004
I fished with Nathan on Lake St-Francis today. The wind began light, but by mid day became just nasty. The air temps were barely 70 and the water temps were even lower. Morning sunshine soon gave way to plenty of clouds for the rest of the day. The waves built up to 3 footers by the afternoon making the soft plastic baits impossible to detect a strike. We had to go to faster moving baits like Spinner Baits to get reaction strikes out of the negative fish until the afternoon major arrived. Short striking fish were all we encountered in the morning and it was a treat to finally have some action in the afternoon. About a dozen smallmouth were caught up to almost five pounds by the time it was all over. Tough Bite!!!!