Misty Weather Smallies
October 10, 2005
I fished with Mario, Joe & Tony on Lake St-Francis today. The winds were out of the N/NE at 10 to 20 knots with three-foot waves greeting us on our initial run. The air temps were not quite 50 degrees and there was a light mist in the air. Water temps were in the lower 60’s and the fish were very inactive. A spinnerbait bite was the best choice as covering water was a must. No concentrations of fish were found with one fish here & there. By days end about 15 smallmouth bass were caught with a bonus largemouth of 3.5 pounds as well. A couple of the smallies went over 5 pounds but most were in the 3 to 3.5 pound range. Mario actually caught the biggest but Joe lost one possibly larger right at the boat. There were actually more fish lost than landed as many a fish strike came up empty or lost shortly after the hook set. Fortunately these were all quality smallmouth and some of the largest caught by today’s gang. All in all, a pretty good day considering this kind of weather. I will be glad when the winds finally change direction!