Tuesday, May 05, 2020
Slop Slip First Trip (A Bit of a Trainwreck)
58-℉, PC, 0-6mph NE
Water level low.
I got the lettering put on the Slop Slip and because the winds were light I thought I would give her a trial run. It could have gone better. I elected to go with the 55lb of thrust Min Kota. I think that is overkill and it doesn't tighten itself to the boat easily. I found that out when I was pushing the boat into the water and it fell in the lake. Good thing I had the batter terminals attached. I fished it right out and it worked fine. On the way to the RPRO, I didn't have the troller adjusted right with it being to low in the water. I ran into the log on the bottom at full speed. I was lucky nothing broke. I then didn't follow my plan of making my way to the beaver dam but drifted/fished my way there. The first thing that happened was a fish swirled on my orange Rocket Bobber; That happened at least a half dozen times. Shortly after that, I caught the 13 inches. The water level is low. I didn't see much baitfish activity and kept having to pick off weeds. I landed one bass on THE JIg, One on a craw tube, and one on the Poison. I also got a pike on the Poison. Missed a bunch of bites. I never found any concentration of panties and lost the one for sure sunfish I did have on. The water was pretty clear. It would be really nice if the water level came up 6-inches. Because I was struggling to find the pannies I turned in at 6PM.