|19.75" VMC Fly w/Maki Jamei (purple)|
4:00-7:30PM Rock Lake My Spot
Conditions: 56-40℉, Mostly Sunny, Light SW wind, 16' mostly the waypoint holes.
I drilled a total of 4 sets of holes with the one's at the waypoint being triples, instead of my usual double, so I could put the new Aqua-Vu Micro 5c down. When I went to use the MoPod the batteries were dead, so I had to position the camera manually. Today there was better water clarity than the first time I tried it; On that day it was basically unusable visibility was so poor. I had a few sunfish and perch come in at first then nothing. I stopped looking at the camera for a minute as I straightened out some things in the Fish Trap. Next time I looked at the camera there was a fish looking right at the camera. It was far enough away I couldn't tell if it was a pike or a bass. It then swam right up to the VMC Fly as I was jigging it. It sucked it in and spit it before I could react. I kept jigging it and it sucked it in again. The battle was on. I pulled out the ducer and got the camera pulled up as well. It did get tangled in the minnow line, but I was able to land it without a problem. She put up a great fight.
|19.75" VMC Fly|
I was like dang, this fish is a really good one, almost 20 inches. Unfortunately I didn't think to take a picture of it in my measuring cradle. I released her down a different set of holes. I would say it went a bit shy of 4lbs.
I went back got the lines untangled and put on a new minnow and got the camera back down the hole. I put the Rippin' Rap down the hole for doing the camera centering. I had it almost right on, just needed to make one little adjustment. When I got that done, low and behold there was another good bass staring down the Rippin' Rap. Sure enough it could't resist and took a bite. I had it hooked for about 5 seconds then it got off.
I'm not sure if it was the same fish or not, but almost immediately after it got off a fish came through and took my minnow. I set the hook and the battle was on. I thought to switch off my anti-reverse switch so I could back reel my baitcaster. There was not going to be a repeat performance of me breaking a fish off like a couple of weeks ago.
|17.75" Glow Demon w/minnow|
This fish was much more chunky and I thought to get the picture in the measuring trough.
I went back to fishing. The visibility started getting more difficult due to little things in the water, not because of lack of light. I missed the first crappie that came through and I started catching some sunfish and perch. Mostly I just played with sunnies because they weren't very big one's. I did get this 7", which was my biggest for the night.
|7" VMC Fly w/Jamei & spike|
I finally landed my first crappie for the night. Didn't think to take a picture of it. When it bit I thought it was a sunfish I was looking at on the camera. Not long after that I gave up on the camera because the visibilty was so bad.
I caught this one potato chip. I started moving around to my other holes and picking up crappies on the Fly and the Demon. I finally thought to take a picture of a crappie.
|9.25" Demon w/minnow|
I decided I was on my last minnow at 7PM. I caught a couple crappies on the Fly before a crappie came and took the minnow; I landed that fish. I got a couple more crappies on the Fly and then I packed up. I think I got fish in each set of holes. It was a bit sloppy on the ice, but not to bad. All in all a good night on the lake.