While it was still dark, I cast a Heddon 210 in CDF, but no fish reacted. Then I tied a Gilmore Hoodler in a gizzard shad color, cast it, and gave it a quivering action on the water surface. Big splash suddenly occurred, and a good bass pulled the bait into the water. It was a good fight, though the bass was not so big, and I enjoyed a lot.
I was very much pleased with today's fishing after catching this fish with one of my favorite wood baits, so I tried an unsual lure for fun. I've not used it for long, but I have many of them. Yes, Bomber Speed Shad. A prop is attached on the tail of almost all of my Speed Shad lures, and I like using them as a topwater bait. Its action is very shad-like, and some young bass could not but jump to it to bite. I caught a few bass and lost a few, too. I got completely satisfied and went home.
Today's tackle: ABU 5000 DL, Fenwick Lunker Gear LGX 38C, Stren 14lb (Hi-Vis gold), Heddon 210, Lucky 13, Zara Spook, Gilmore Hoodler, Bomber Speed Shad (w/ prop on the tail), etc.