|20.5" Whopper Plopper (Bone)|
7:00-9:00AM Mille Lacs Eddy's Jetty N
After last night's trip to the Grumpy Old Man Hole, I was quite confident when I headed out this morning. I was a little stunned when forty minutes into fishing the NE side I hadn't even had a sniff and a panfish fisherman showed up and took the SW side. I switched to the SE side where I have to cast to my right/backhand to get under the bridge. Also, the casting angles aren't nearly as good because of the way the vegetation and rocks are. I had one toothy swipe at my Chigger Craw. After about 20 minutes nothing was happening so I went back to the NE side. I saw a 17" toothy and sub 10" jumper. I threw a Spro Frog in the rice, not even a hit, and nothing under the bridge either. I packed up to leave at 6:30 having not caught anything.
I pointed the KIA towards Mille Lacs, hoping that the rumors I'd been hearing about the smallies going on topwater would work out for me. With smallmouth, I never know if they are going to be at my main shore fishing spot or not. I found out on my first cast.
|12.5" Whopper Plopper|
|14.5" Whopper Plopper|
Clouds moved in and I think I got one hit on the loon colored Plopper that didn't hook up. At 9AM it started thundering and threatening rain so I left.