Sometimes its funny how things work out!
Fishing has been less than stellar as of late, for me. Catching a few walleyes here/there, but action is a bit lighter than the previous weeks. Decided it was time to start targeting smallies, but that has been a lackluster pursuit, too. A decent 1 here/there, but nothing exceptional.
With as crappy as walleye fishing has been the last couple days, decided to hit a dam that usually coughs up a few big smallies if you persist. Started swimming hair, nada. Swimming a grub? nope. Twitching jerkbaits, oh no. After breaking off another hair jig, I grabbed my rod rigged with a 4" fluke/jighead. About 5 minutes later, set the hook on a tick that turned out to be a slot walleye @ 20&1/4" . Landed a nice 16" 3 casts later. And, those were the only 2 bites I got!
Retreated from the heat for awhile & figured on hitting it again after the sun went down. So, after sunset I headed to the dam thats been coughing up most of my decent walleye. Started gliding a black bucktail along the rocky bottom, which is usually a pretty reliable program for me. Soon after, felt the jig get hammered & landed a nice 15" smallmouth. Next cast, I caught its twin brother. Wound up catching a dozen or so nice smallies, nothing monsterous, but did get 1 that was 19"ish.
A slow, steady do-nothing retrieve seemed to be the only way they'd have it, tonight.
Never did catch a walleye tonight, either!
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