I decided to throw lures at Beck today after a frustrating weekend (Fri & Sun) at Opeka called for a break. Ended up being just what I needed with a solid day beating the shorelines.
The weeds are getting so you can see the tops at a distance. Started out with the Rat-l-Trap but even on a half-cast it was going too far and getting seriously snagged and fowled up in the weeds I was trying to "work".
So I changed over to my senko rod and was more able to cast a half orange half watermelon wacky rigged senko up to the weed edge and then work back in. It ended up being a pretty popular presentation as I got three bass on the day.
One was in the 8-10 range but my first and third were nice healthy and feisty fish. The first I hooked into I just noticed a slight pop forward in my line then it stayed motionless and the twitched a bit again a few seconds later. I decided to give it a shot and was rewarded with a big bright flash of gold. It was a really nice fish easily my best at Beck. However as I dragged him in/over/through all the shoreline weeds he was able to free himself
he was about 3ft from shore. I admit there was a moment that I thought about trying to step in and grab him before he swam away but I stopped myself, watching him slowly roll back out into the deep... it was an easy 16"+ but obviously no verification of that estimation.
The third fish was also a good fight after hooking up. Was able to get this one in and he taped a bit over 14" and weighed 1.92 lbs (first bass worthy to use of my new scale/grip). Solo:
And Bass Selfie Style:
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