|18"'s Good Side|
|18's Bad Side|
This was by far the better of both night's, although neither one were bad. I just crushed them this evening. I fished from 5:30PM to 8:30PM the whole time on the "new juice." It started out sunny with a bit of a wind coming out of the NE. I got three 14" jumpin bullheads on my first few casts on the white Stanley Phantom. I didn't get anymore hits on that, so started throwing a green pumpkin Grass Pig which I crushed 'em on. After I had been there half an hour the wind really cranked up out of the same direction, so much so that I had to adjust the breaks on the reels. The fish just kept biting and I got 15 total before the fish finally quit biting for me around 7:30PM or so when the clouds moved in. From that point on I got one good 15.25" on the Huckleberry and a dink 9.5" on the Phantom. A guy fishing in the channel with leeches caught a bunch of small fish when the clouds moved in. These fish were much smaller on average than the one's I had been catching, so I don't think the school moved.
It started getting pretty cool and the fish stopped biting so I left at 8:30PM
My best six were 18", 15.75", 15.25" and 3x 15"'s and it was total of 20 jumpin bullheads. I gave a few of my smaller one's to a guy with a cute girlfriend who went swimming to retrieve a stuck bait. That was when it was still sunny out.
I got there an hour later this evening at around 6:30PM. The wind was still out of the NE but much lighter. It was mostly sunny. Once again right out of the gate I got them on the Stanley Phantom, but this time on the bone color. I had to work for them a bit but I got 5 before I finally switched up to a breen Chigger Craw. I got 3 bullheads on that. Then the action cut off, once again around 7:30pm just like last night. But tonight there was no difference in cloud cover. Eventually I gave up around 9:15pm and headed East of the GOMH
where I landed my last fish of the night, a chunky 16" on the "Big Sexy" Mad Maxx Frog. Here are the two 16"'s I got.
|Chigger Craw 16"|
|Big Sexy 16"|