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Evening Conditions: Mostly clear and cool/cold with the wind blowing out of the NW
In the evening I arrived at 8:45PM. There were a few boats fishing in close on the SW side apparently getting silver bullheads. The South side had 4 guys fishing it. I talked to the guy on the bridge fishing for golden bullheads. All he got were a couple of jumpin' bullheads. I took a few casts next to him then went to the NE side. I got a jumpin bullhead fishing on the NE side right away on the swamp gas Grass Pig then it slowed down. I went up on the bridge and captured the Moon rise.
The fish started hitting. I got 4 more jumpin bullheads on the Grass Pig fishing off the bridge. After the 4th one I decided to stay down on the NE side where I was landing them when I got hit by a big fish. It came up and semi jumped so I saw it was a very good jumpin bullhead. When I got my thumb on it's lip, I was like, "Dang, this IS A Good One! "
It went just over 21 inches on my Rapala ruler. I had to go to the car to get my Rapala Spring scale which I am carrying with me this year. It had her at just over 6.5lbs. This may very well be my personal best MN bass. I did catch a 21" out of Platte in 2003 or 2004 that was similar sized but had a gut full of food, not food and eggs.
While I was landing the fish another car with two guys showed up and they went down on the NW side and got a golden bullhead right away. Not to be out done I got me a golden bullhead and then a toothy bullhead.