|16" VMC Fly Jig w/Maki Jamei (purple) & spike|
7:15AM-1:30PM Rock Lake mostly at my spot.
Conditions: 31-28℉, Mostly Sunny, Windy to Very Windy NW, waypoint holes to 11'
|When I first got out of the truck|
|7" Tubby Jig w/Jamei and wax|
I went and drilled holes on the four hole house spot and in 11' of water. There was nothing but perch in the four hole spot, so I moved on to the shallow spot. I was seeing perch and had a small pike come through once again showing no interest in hitting my baits. The wind started cranking up and I was just about to give up when a bass appeared out of nowhere (it came in from behind the camera) and came in and hit the Fly. I set the hook and she immediately started peeling line (2lb test Gamma). I went to pull the transducer out of the hole and the Fish Trap started moving so I had to sit down immediately. It was a real challenge getting the transducer out of the water. I thought the bass was possibly hung on the Aqua-Vu cable because something didn't feel right, so I pulled that up as well. The bass finally came up the hole.
I then decided to tow the Fish Trap just to the South of the access. I fished there in 11' to 6' of water and didn't see any activity on the Vex.
I brought the Fish Trap back to the truck to pack up. It was pretty warm out so I wrote in my notebook when I quit fishing and went to put my jacket in the truck and pulled the Ipod out of my pocket so I could continue to listen to it while I broke things down. I decided to reposition one of my pole clips, then got everything in the car. I went to put the Ipod back in my jackets inner pocked and my cell phone wasn't there. What? Crap!
I went and looked around the holes I had been fishing, nothing. I went back to the truck and my notebook wasn't in the pocket either. I could have sworn I put it back in the pocket. I looked around outside and didn't see anything. I was really puzzled. I was in a semi protected area and it wasn't really windy enough there for my notebook to get blown away. I got in the truck to go and drive back to where I started to look for the phone. I grabbed to inspect my jacket one more time. That is when I realized there are interior pockets on both sides of the Ice Armor Jacket, not just one like the Arctic Armor jacket. The phone and notebook were right where I left them. Doh!
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