|7" Cubby Mini-Mite/Minnow|
38-44℉, Partly Cloudy, 3-8mph W
So I took my first-morning open water trip of 2020 this morning. I got a bite, finally. It was none other than a tiger bullhead; First time that has ever happened for a first fish in open water. I got it on the SE side. John W. showed up as I was posting to Instagram. I ended up getting his phone # before he left.
I was back on the SW side ad I made a cast into the hay area. The bobber was drifting at a steady pace in the wind when it just stopped moving and turned sideway. Thinking it was caught on a weed I didn't set the hook. I'm pretty sure I rolled a big jumper because I saw a lot of white. That was my last bite.
I also tried Bulldog and Rock without any success.
In the afternoon I vacuumed out the Trophy and discovered some treasure I had given to Steve three years ago that he left in Florida when he moved up here the first time. Two Madd Maxx Frogs (Big Sexy and Bluegrass).
|I should have done this last year before I put it in the garage|
|Clear at Jenny's|
|Heavy Wave with a brisk SW Wind|
The vacuuming took longer than expected. It was filthy and I had to stop for a break to get something to eat. Steve gave me an energy bar that did the trick. After I was done I went down to the boathouse and discovered the rods that I accidentally left there last winter. I had intended to go back and get them late last Fall, but it slipped my mind.
Because I didn't get out of there until after 5 o'clock I went straight home rather than fish. I ended up eating a Porky Burger which held me up until after 7PM. When I crossed 27 conditions turned nasty fast. Heavy snow and wind. I was like dang. By the time I got to Church the sun was beginning to poke out. I went to Bulldog first, nothing biting. It looked like ice was still on 40-50%. Then I went to Rock briefly, the ice was out. I drove Platte Lake drive and could see ice in the North Bay and some along the NW side of the Big Island. I then drove to the Platte Lake Public Access which was totally ice-free, so Platte Lake ice out is official at Bass Pundit