Top Water Action
August 2, 2010
Wow, a day without trolling today! Darren & I hit the water by 7 and were casting for smallies almost immediately with reaction baits. I knew it was going to be a real scorcher and without any wind, “Dog Pecker Knat” central. Air temps would surely get into the 90’s and the water would also rise above the already 75 degrees that we had. Jerkbaits, spinnerbaits and eventually soft plastics would account for all the bass today until I broke out the top-water baits. It’s not common for me to report a top water bite but today the floating vegetation was almost non existent allowing surface action too. With the high humidity lingering the smallies were on fire everywhere we fished and best of all, the boat traffic was all gone. Yesterday’s idiots were all back at work and we practically had the lake to ourselves today. Of all the baits fished throughout the day, top water & senko’s both had the best results. The smallies were definitely active and our results were showing it as double headers were the norm. Many times I would have an explosion on the surface only to have Darren thrown back in with the senko and lock up immediately. It was a win, win situation and we were going to milk it for all it was worth. Unfortunately we had to cut the day short and headed off the water sometime after 2:30 in the afternoon. Darren had to be somewhere and we called it early after pounding bass all day long. I can only imagine what the total might have been if we had of continued even longer! Oh well, no disappointment had by us today!!