We still have warmer fall, and I've been busy both running and fishing during weekends. Yesterday, a school concert was held in our daughters' school, and I ran 18.5 km before I attended it.
Today, I got up at 04:00 AM, left my house at 05:00 and start fishing at 06:00 in my float tube. As I mentioned before, I wanted to try Smithwick lures such as Wood Chug, King Snipe, and Devil's Horse for starters. When I reached a tip of a small cape, I cast my Wood Chug into a small spot between bushes. I gave a small action on it, and then the water surface broke up with splash. I caught a breath and then set a hook! This bass was not so big, but, as most topwater fishing freaks know, catching bass in this time of the year is a lot of fun. Yes, size doesn't matter. I took some pictures and thankfully released it.
After I caught the fish, I could not get a hit for a while, and changed lures to Heddon ones. I could catch another bass with a Zara Spook in XRS color.
I was also impressed with the actions of King Snipe (a fat double-prop bait), which are totally different from those of other lures. The props are very light and rotate smoothly, and their sounds are great, even though I could catch no fish with this bait.
The water surface was calm, mirroring the clouds in the sky.
After I got home, I changed into running clothes and ran 22 km on sloping roads around my place. I had worked my legs hard during my fishing in the float tube before I knew it, so I felt exhausted, almost knocked out in the last 2 km, maybe because of my lack of stamina.
ABU Record 5000 (BLK), Phillipson Challenger (9055 rebuilt), Stren 14lb (clear blue), Smithwick Wood Chug, King Snipe, Devil's Horse, Heddon Chugger Spook, Wounded Spook, Zara Spook, Lucky 13, Zara II, etc.