When I fish in an unfamiliar water or when I can't tell the water color of it before I go, I always put a Chugger Spook in XRW color in my tackle box. This color is very versatile in any type of water, while I often choose NBL in clear lakes and a fluorescent color in muddy ponds. Anyway, this worked very fine today, too.
As soon as I felt I could accurately cast at a small spot under a tree, something let my lure pop up on the water and pulled it into the water. I set a hook hard, and luckily I hooked it. The fish was bigger than I first thought, but smaller than one that I caught on Friday. Anyway, it was very nice to see fish in the place where you never fished before.
I totally felt at ease. I changed lures to Pico Pop, and tried fast-retrieving. I cast it, waited for several minutes, and then retrieved it giving a dog-walk action without stopping. When I retrieved 4-5 feet, I saw a big blow-up. What a good bite, it showed! I set a hook hard, and enjoyed the fight. It was not so big, but fat and powerful. The weight was 3lb or more, but see how sturdy the belly and tail fin.
It was a short time (one and half hours) fishing, but I fully enjoyed it.
Today's tackle: ABU 5000 DeLuxe, Fenwick Fenglass Lunkerstik 2053 (customed), Stren 14lb (Clear/Blue Fluorescent), Big Bud, Jitterstick, Original Zara Spook, Wounded Spook, Chugger Spook, Pico Pop, etc.