Pike & Bass
June 24, 2008
Back on the water again with Steve & Steve this morning looking for smallies, largemouth & pike. We rolled out at about 7:00 A.M. and went straight for pike action, trolling stickbaits around weeds. It began slowly, but picked up when the sun popped out & reels were screaming with fish almost on cue. Steve # 2 was having some great action catching 5 & 6 pound pike until he finally got into a real good one. Unfortunately it came off at the boat before I was able to boga grip the 10 pounder & no photo was had. I wasn’t worried though as I was sure we would get more, when another reel began to scream. This pike was even larger & we were able to finally get a good picture of another fish over 10 pounds. When the sun disappeared & the fishing slowed down, I decided to go in shallow & try for largemouth. We were deep in the vegetation & working soft plastics slowly to get bites. Several smaller bass were caught & then Steve nailed a 3 pounder right beside the boat, before we called it a day. It was only suppose to be a half-day, but I had decided to stay a little longer showing them a new shallow technique for largemouth. It proved to be a good half-day never the less with many fish landed.