September 9, 2005
I had the pleasure of fishing with Troy from Kansas today on Lake St-Francis for smallmouth bass. The day started with heavy fog and a light drizzle. The humidity was incredible but the air was a cool 70 degrees. We had to run by GPS to our first spot, due to the lack of visibility. Several smallmouth up to 3.5 pounds were caught on Jerk-Baits, spinnerbaits and tube jigs, but the fish were very inactive. Water temps were in the low 70,s and the wind was non-existent making for easy fishing in open water. Once the fog finally lifted, we were able to change locations and cover some water. The fishing was quite slow in other areas and it wasn’t long before we were back in the original starting area covering more water. Plenty of bass were seen and some of them wren actually takers, but it was very slow throughout the day. Jerk-baits accounted for the bulk of the fish today as we threw them most of the time in search of active fish. About 15 bass were caught up about 4 pounds from weeds, rocks and sandy areas today. All in all, a slower day than expected!