|A double to start the morning|
Conditions: Calm to a light wind, basically perfect topwater conditions. Sunny with clouds moving in.
My boater Dave Branum and I were on the water and fishing by 7AM. I had a fish hit my KVD Sexy Dawg on the 2nd cast, but it got off. On my next cast, I had a fish hit it and not hook up. I let the lure sit then started retrieving again and the fish either came back or another one hit it, but this time it stayed buttoned. Dave brought in a largemouth at the same time.
My fish was a 15.5" smallie. A couple of casts later I got a 17.5" smallie. Next I got 15.5" and 16" largemouths and I switched to a Stanley Phantom. I got a couple of small largies and a 14" on that, then I switched up to a KVD Dawg Jr. I got 15.25, 10", and 14.25" largies on that. Dave was catching fish in the same general size range as me as well, but he was fishing subsurface. I got a 15.5 largie on a MegaBass Popmax. We then switched locations and I got an 18.33 smallie on the same KVD Dawg as earlier.
She either hadn't spawned yet or had a full belly. I got two more 15" largemouth's on the Dawg, then I put it away. The wind came up a little bit and I got a couple of largies on a Lucky Craft Kelly J. I got a 17.75 smallie on a Rapala X-Rap Prop, along with a couple of small keeper largies. I did throw a craw tube eventually and got a couple of pike on that and one bite off, along with a 14.75 largie. Dave got the biggest bass of the day, a 19" plus largemouth. I also had at least half a dozen other fish that missed my topwater baits or got off.
We both would have had 15 more pounds or more, needless to say why we were both feeling good about things.