Just Another Scorcher
September 3, 2008
I fished with Ira & Josh today on a local lake for smallies. It began a little slow with air temps in the low 70’s and water temps about 72 degrees. Winds were out of the S/W at 5 to 10 K creating a nice little chop on the water. We trolled for a while with a few fish here & there, but nothing to write home about. Water dropped making the trolling area even weedier and harder to keep the lines clean. We eventually stopped this and went casting baits for smallies in other areas. Both Ira and Josh managed to get into a few more fish and landed decent smallmouth up to & over 3 pounds before I relocated once again to a larger area in hopes of hitting the mother load. This wasn’t to be and we spent the next couple of hours catching a few fish here & there and trying several other areas while doing so. I even hit a shoal that usually has a mix of smallies & largies but only came up with a few smaller largemouth. All in all we must have tried about a dozen spots today and caught on almost all of them, but not the quality I am so accustomed to seeing. When the winds died around 10:30 A.M. it made fishing difficult with scorching hot sunshine & the midge were driving us crazy too. Overall, it was a tough day, but there were some decent fish landed despite all the headaches!