Perfect Fall Fishing
November 1, 2006
I fished with Warren & Eddie today on a local lake for smallies, once more. What a beautiful day we had thought as sunshine greeted us upon arrival. Air temps were almost 40 degrees and the water temps were 48 to 49 depending where we were. With light winds of under 10 knots from the W/SW we were going to have a spectacular day on the water. Eddie drew first blood as he managed to hook into & land the first 4 pounder of the morning. Tubes were to be the baits of choice as we were fishing real slow for these lethargic smallies in 10 to 30 feet of water. Not only did Eddie draw first blood, but second, third & even 4th. He was on fire as Warren just looked on in anticipation of his first hook-up. Most of the bass that were coming aboard were in the 3.5 to 4.5 pound range, but we were looking for bigger. Warren finally managed to get into a few of his own and both were landing bass up to 4.5 pounds. Warren even had a Muskie of 45 to 50 inched chase his tube back to the boat while he was about to make another cast. It would have been nice to get into that fish as well! Around mid morning, the sun began to disappear behind the clouds and the winds picked up a bit. They also changed direction and were now blowing 15 to 20 knots from the west. They were still hooking into some quality bass, but boat control was becoming a pain in the butt. We covered a lot of water and caught fish just about everywhere we went. The largest one of the day would have to been around 6 pounds with a few others slightly over 5 pounds as well. Overall, it was a great day with at least 50 bass landed and many more either lost or just missed all together!!