Slow Biting Bass
October 18, 2009
Richard wanted to take his father Maurice fishing, so he hooked up with me for another day of bass fishing. His brother in law Sheldon joined us as well as we ventured onto the lake. It was a brisk morning again, with air temps around 27 degrees at the start and not expected to rise any higher than the mid 40’s during the day. Although the winds weren’t too strong, they were from the N/E making our drifts somewhat difficult. Water temps were hovering around 51.5 degrees and didn’t climb much higher even with all the sunshine we had. Maurice drew first blood with a smaller than usual bass lost right at the boat. He managed to land another one not too long after that actually went closer to 4 pounds and that was worthy of a photo. We caught a handful of small to medium sized ones in the first hour or so with only one fish above the 5 pound mark and decided to move to another area in hopes of better fishing. It was here that the other two managed to land their first few fish as they began to have a better understanding of how to work their baits. We mixed it up with both casting as well as drifting where we could and caught fish with both methods. Most of the fish were a little smaller than I was use to but at least there was action. The day eventually warmed up to what turned out to be a beautiful, sunny fall one but there was still a crisp bite to the air. Whenever the winds kicked in, it felt a whole lot colder! We hit several other areas throughout the afternoon and caught fish in each & every one with the largest ones around 4 pounds. By 4:00 we had seen enough action to pack it in and headed back to the ramp, calling it a day. Overall a slower than usual day, but it sure beats sitting on the couch!!