Havenâ€™t fished since early September. Had to get out one last time this year, Called up Jason and he was thinking the same thing.
Yesterdays 2â€ť rains led to 2+ feet of extra water on Busse and rising. The north pool is even with the main and the N dam is under water.
Launched at 12:30 and fished the north dam east, tossing spinners and chats mostly, with a few crankbaits in areas. Muddy -1â€™ vis in the full sun, SW winds at 5-10, No surface weeds!
The only fish I saw were on my fish finder
, nothing was biting. For a high water day the fishing sucked. But we each got a skunk saver. Jason pegged a 15â€ť on a spinner and about a half hour later I got mine.
I had drifted up to a spot with a small underwater stump normally in 1-1/2â€™ of water now 3-1/2â€™ and second cast past where it should be the chatterbait just stops! Rear back and start fighting a heavy fish, just didnâ€™t know how heavy.
Finally see itâ€™s a big bass, and at boat side I see how big! Just lifted and heaved it into the boat with the rod, grabbed its huge mouth and thought this could be my mythical 6lber! But alas it fell short.
Bump boarded out at 19-1/2â€ť but weighed an astounding 5.6 lbs (5 lbs 9 Â˝ ozs)!!
This skunk saver gave me two PBs, Heaviest Bass I ever caught beating a 5.2lber from 2001 and if I stop now, a skunk free season.
High water and a new moon
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