Deep Bottom Out Pressure
May 19, 2005
After a few days of rest, I was back on the water with Tim today. We fished Lake Memphremagog for smallmouth and covered a lot of water doing so. The day started out with lots of sunshine and no wind. Air temps were in the low 50’s and the surface water temps were 53 degrees in the shallow water. We caught smaller fish there but found better size fish in open water on the deeper shoals. The jerk-bait bite was tough and the fish were not very aggressive. Most of the fish today came from the jigs in 20 to 30 feet of water. The pressure bottomed out and the bite really slowed down when the clouds and rain came in. Fortunately, we never really got any of the heavy rains that were all around us. Overall it was a tough day on the water, but we still managed to get into about 40 fish up to 4 pounds.