|Beaver hut = place to fish.|
At 9am I was at the spot. Located a fishylookn spot and pitched in. Nothing on the 1st attempt. Moved a little further out into some trees in deeper water and found a spot that looked promising. Made a cast AND hit my target...last trip I was off target by a foot almost every cast. This is going pretty good!! Then I saw the line moving away from the cypress tree. Reeled down and set...fish on. This is going pretty great!!!
|Fishing was great...my photography skills need work. 1st fish at 9:05|
Not a huge fish but it was a keeper and I had been fishing 5 minutes so I'm excited. Plan seems to be working. After I released this guy I didn't move far, found some shade and a group of trees. Made another presentation...and THUMP...fish on.
Not going to bore anyone with all the details. But the rest of the afternoon went as planned. I had an idea where the fish were setting up and I executed well enough to catch some fish.
|My favorite catch...those marking's are cool.|
I think I had 13 bites and I caught 10...not a bad average. But I'm still haunted by the one's I missed. I lost 1 really small guy when I jerked him out of the water and over my head. I had to duck to avoid getting bass slapped. The other 2, I just blew the hook-set.
The bite was very soft last Friday and I didn't pick up on it until late in the afternoon. Today, was the same but I was expecting it. I watched for line movement rather then feeling a tug or thump.
Last fish of the afternoon, caught around 1pm. Like Friday, it was the biggest and I never felt a thing. Just saw my line swimming away.
Nothing beats time on the water when it comes to catching more fish. Out of everything I learned Friday, the knowledge I value most is knowing that the more time I get out...the better my success will be. I'm ok with putting in the time!!!!