Finesse Tubin’ Bass
May 17, 2007
After taking a day off yesterday due to torrential rains, I was back on the water with Tim for smallies. The day started off with a misty rain but soon passed leaving us in the clouds for the rest of the day. Air temps were in the 40’s with the water temps barely in the 50’s and the bass were very lethargic. Fortunately, there was little to no wind and this made the day a little more enjoyable. Most of the fish caught today came from off shore structures in the 12 to 15 foot range, as these smallmouth weren’t in the shallows quite yet. By slowly working jigs tipped with 3-inch grubs, and tubes we were able to get into about 50 bass up to 3.5 pounds. Some of the fish came on jerk-baits as well, but the pause had to be really long. The next few days are calling for similar conditions and the fishing will probably be slow once again. By fine-tuning the presentations for these conditions, I know we can have more successful days once again.