Iâ€™ll probably be fishing Thursday through Saturday so I thought Iâ€™d better get these 2 earlier December outings posted. The Pike fest happened on December 8th and itâ€™s a good thing they were biting because the Bass sure as shit were not. We fished hard from 10 until 4:30 and what we found were the larger Pike were munching. We ended the day with probably 12 total pike, with Dave Chester catching his Pike best twice at 28â€ť, John catching his best of 26â€ť They caught all theirs on Jerkbaits. Once I figured out the bass bite wasnâ€™t happening, I tied on a big glide bait and caught a nice 34â€ť
The last 4 group outings in Plainfield have absolutely sucked for bass. We havenâ€™t seen any of the 4â€ť to 6â€ť shad in their normal wintering areas and I mean none. Had to have been a big shad die off this year. We have seen schools of massive 16-20â€ť shad in those areas, so thereâ€™s hope next year will have a new spawn of eater size shad. One awesome sight Mike and I saw were three monstrous Walleye slowly cruising around. They were so long, thick and broad that our brains processed them as being large carp, because I/we have never seen Walleye that large other than in photos. When they swam to within 8-10â€™ of us and buzzed the side of the boat, I immediately saw they were walleyes. Mike can tell you, I flipped out lol. At least 30â€ť and 10lbs at a minimum. I actually think thatâ€™s conservative and...I want one! Btw the lake record from 30+yrs ago is 12+
The next day I hit up a lake after work and I really thought it was going to be a killer day. It was the last warmish, windy, overcast-drizzly day before the deep freeze hit and froze everything up. If I had started earlier and hadnâ€™t ran out of light I might have been a better day for but as it was I ended up with 4 between 16-18â€ť
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