Finally remembered the portable sonar and headed out to Opeka for my first full fledged outing, except the sonar wouldn't turn on. No big deal, I know Opeka quite well as you might guess and am fine with an excuse to upgrade from my 1985 fishin buddy. Unless I can fix it
. Anyway got there and the water is pretty high. Did the jerkbait thing for a bit and picked up a couple of green sunfish. Got a couple last summer when the water was up like this, I only see them in those conditions at Opeka. After not finding a bass up the entire western shoreline, I switched to a shaky head and power worm (7" per Aux Plaines) and targeted the same steep drop offs on the way back, just working the bottoms of them this time around. Picked up a dink. Also got a very nice bass up to the boat and lost it trying to seal the deal. Would have been top 5 for me easy. I have come to realise I have a problem landing big fish. I'm pretty good at keeping pressure on and winching them to the boat but I'm doing something wrong boatside and have lost most of the best fish I hook into. Would love to get out with someone and take some pointers or something. Anyway had a good time, and a more productive day Sunday which I'll post about later. No internet yet at the new place, sucks typing on my phone.
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