Well for the second week in a row the bite has been tough for me .
Capell was the ramp of choice for the day, Jeff Wright and his son Logan ( 13 years old )
Were on board for today’s adventure. We got on the water about 8:00 with water temp’s of
49 to 52 degrees and very clear.
With our first tournament of the year just around the corner, 3-17-12 the Future Pro Tour. We decided
to spend alot of time studying the fish finders. This is a tip Elite series angler Edwin Evers gave away
on one of his shows ,to keep from over pressuring the fish.
We concentrated our efforts in the back of coves and pockets as this is a typical spring time haunt
for big bass.We were able to find huge ball’s of bait fish in these area’s, but the fish refused to
co-operate. I think they were stuffed to the gill’s with shad and just couldn’t stand another bite.
So with time management on our mind’s we decided to brave the very rough water’s and make the
run up north to some of the famous community fishing spot’s.
We weren’t the only one’s with this idea today, it was Bass Boat Soup,
so we got in line and went to work. Jeff and myself were throwing crank-baits and Logan was
dragging a Texas rigged worm. it wasn’t long before we knew who was on the right track as Logan
set the hook and boated the first fish of the day,a two pound large mouth. following suit I shortly
caught a two and a half pounder. Not wanting to over pressure the fish we made a run to the other side of the lake were I caught the big and last fish of the day, a 3 1/2 pound small mouth.
From here we just bounced from ledge to ledge and island top to island top.
We tried everything that’s supposed to work this time of year like Drop-shot,Carolina-rig and jigs but just couldn’t get that next bite.
It’s now late in the day and were back at the ramp for some dock talk, If to be belived, some angler’s had a
good day. The best a 19 pound bag.
Upon review it was a very good pre-fish day as we were able to eliminate lots of water and who out there
doesn’t love to watch a kid catch a nice bass.Good job Logan and Best of Luck to all you anglers.