Friday, June 03, 2011
Baxter Bass Snatchers Platte/Sullivan Pre-view
Tomorrow is the day, I hope it is a good one. My pre-fishing results were OK, but I didn't find any secret to big fish. I think my boater and I will catch fish, but I don't think I have anything rock solid in terms of producing fish. I am guessing it's going to take about 14-15lbs to win under the sunny conditions tomorrow, but the fishing could also possibly bust wide open and take closer to 20. I think it will be mostly a late pre-spawn to spawn deal, but sight fishing should be pretty limited do to the stained water clarity. Unless the weeds have really come up in the last two days, I don't think slop will be a factor. Platte/Sullivan are normally a dock and slop deal. Still over the submergent weeds that will be slop soon is sure to give up some fish.
One thing that kind of stinks is the 8AM official start time. For this time of year you would think we would have had a 7AM start time, but the club at the urging of one of our better dock fishermen kept the later time. Usually the club blasts off earlier than the official start time, but usually only by about 15 minutes. My boat blasts off 13th out of 15, which also doesn't help matters in terms of starting where I want too. Who knows, maybe we'll get a little lucky and be able to quickly pick up some easy fish.
Here's How I am rigged to start:Dock Rod- Bubblegum Zoom Super Fluke 6'3" St. Croix Avid Spinning
Dipper Rod- Big Bite Baits Cane Thumper 7'3" MH St. Croix LTB
Horny Toad Rod- St. Croix 7'3" MH Avid
Creature Bait Rod- Lake Fork Craw Tube 7' H St. Croix Avid
Spinnerbait Rod- 6'10" MH Shimano Crucial
Swim Jig Rod- 6'10" MH Shimano Crucial
Topwater Rod- Paycheck Baits Repo Man 7' MH Shimano Crucial TC4
Chatter Jig/small Topwater- Strike King Pure Poison 6'6" G. Loomis IMX 783C
Final Thoughts- I would really like to catch at least 12lbs and get a Top 10.