November 13, 2006
Well, I was back on the water again today with Mark & Mike and what a day we had! With these temperatures, the fish have really turned on. Not that they needed any help, but now there’s even more biting than usual. With a wind from the N/E at 10 to 20 knots, we got blown around a little, but managed nevertheless. The air temps were in the 50’s with overcast skies and water temps were 47.5 degrees. With all the mild weather we’ve been having lately, the water temps have remained constant throughout the last week. We began in slightly deeper water of 20 to 30 feet and locked up almost immediately on tube jigs. I knew it was going to be a great day! Mike was in pain with fisherman’s elbow and took a beating the entire day while loving every minute of the pain. Mike definitely had the hot hand for a while as he just threw the jig out and let it drag across the rocks. Not much work involved, but excellent results! Mark was holding his own, but was a little slow getting started as he missed a few fish before the first one came aboard. As usual, everywhere we fished, smallies up to 5 pounds were being landed on a regular basis. We covered plenty of water as they caught plenty of 4 to 5 pound footballs all on tubes. The best areas were ones in the 12 to 17 foot range and several of them had schooled fish holding there. At one point, it seemed like every cast had a hook-up! By the end of the day, there were over 50 smallies landed with the bulk being over 4 pounds. Just another great day on the water regardless of the date!!!