Saturday, July 23, 2011

Good fishing again

Yes, I went fishing in a small pond this morning again. It was a little cool early in the morning, maybe because of the typhoon that passed away a couple of days ago. I first tied line with a Heddon Wounded Spook (XBW). I'm not generally good at double-prop baits, though I try to cast them as often as possible. Today, I decided to use Wounded Spook as a 'bug' and not to be conscious of their props on both ends. As a result, this nice fish (about 17 inches, 2-1/2lb) attacked it with a big splash. She was the first bass I caught with a double prop bait during this fishing season.

At another site, I cast a Chugger Spook (XRW) into a recess of the pond and retrieved it with a dog-walking action. Then I gave it a pause and started retrieving again. Thereupon this fat bass grabbed it away! She was almost as long as the first bass, but weighed more (3lb). I find many small fish and crawfish in this pond, and I don't think bass have difficulties to feed on them now.

Today's tackle:
ABU Record 5000 (BLK), Phillipson Challenger (9055 rebuilt), Stren 14lb (clear), Wounded Spook, Chugger Spook, Pico Pop, Lucky 13 (Wood), Zig Wag, etc.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Good fishing as intended

I left my house at 03:40 and headed for a pond near our place. I got there before daylight, so I first tied a Jitterstick (5/8oz, RH), because it makes a big nose on the water surface. I found a school of small minnow near the shore, and cast it over the school. Then, this fish suddenly hit my lure while I was retrieving it. It was a very good start I made.

Then, I cast the same lure near bushed shore, and gave it a few dog-walk actions. Again, another fish (larger than the first one) went over it.
When the sun rose, I could not find the school any more, so I cast to spots near the shore. At a reedy area, I changed lures to a Lucky 13 (D) and gave it various kinds of actions. When this fish rushed at it, I immediately realized it is a lunker. Her fight was very hard, but I could manage to catch her. She was a 4-1/2lb (about 21 inches long) bass, the record of myself during this fishing season.

Today's tackle:
ABU 3500CDL & Mr. Don SH-56, Stren 12lb (Hi-Vis Gold), Jitterstick, Lucky 13, Zara Spook, Zig Wag, Chugger Spook, Wounded Spook, 210, Moss Mouse, etc.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Got a hole

I went fishing with a friend of mine. Today, I had him use my newer float tube, and I used an older one. When I checked it last night, I could pump it up and found no hole on it. However, when I tried to start fishing, I got a hole in it. What a mess! He fished for a while with the new one, but got skunked. I finally dropped off to sleep on the bank. Anyway, it was good to go out during the weekend.