Iâ€™m brain dead trying to piece this post together, either that or I fried my brain from fishing too long in this heat. Imagine 13hrs pretty much non-stop fishing in this heat and youâ€™ll understand lol. I do know it felt good to get back on the lake after a near month absence
Due to schedules Woo and I had the day shift from 1-8 and Urbanhog was joining us after he got off work and would join me for the night shift. We did have a couple hours cross over and Ryan & Tom got to meet and fish together for the first time. Fishing brotherhood is really what itâ€™s about on these outings...just kidding. Itâ€™s all about the fish
The fishing was literally day & night different. Woo and I threw quite a few different baits at them to try and get bites during the day. Jigs, swim jigs, bladed jigs, Neko rigs, the Neko-Ned, A-rigs, glide baits and probably some others Iâ€™m forgetting. Most of my fish came on a simple jig-n-craw but a few came on a Jack Hammer. Woo caught his on a jig, chatterbait, Neko and got his first big glide bait fish. Three of them I think. Later he caught one on a pencil popper AND!! Caught his new PB Pike on a Jack Hammer. A beautiful 34 incher. Blew his old record away by almost 6â€ť Once Tom joined us he started throwing a TR-Senko and caught a couple of fatties on that.
We headed back to drop Woo off and switch our gear over for night fishing. Basically just cut off flouro and mono leaders and tie on the heavy wire. I set Tom up with a 3/8 & 1/2oz Jack Hammers to go along with his 3/4oz Project Z. I rigged up 4 rods with the same weights in Jack Hammers and 1 additional 1oz Picasso Shock blade. 3 moving and 1 bottom contact. Those are all the baits we started with and all that we needed because it wasnâ€™t 2 minutes after we launched that we started catching fish and it didnâ€™t stop until I left at 2:30am
Lots of nice healthy fish but no giants. One highlight was Tom caught a super thick 13-7/8â€ť 1-1/2lb crappie on a 1/2oz Jack Hammer. Iâ€™ve seen crappies with thick shoulders but not one that Iâ€™d consider a football but his was. I also added two 30â€ť Pike to the days tally. 30â€ť pike are always a nice bonus. Overall, other than the heat and humidity, it was a good day and great night.
Water temps were between 73 and 76. Felt cool to the touch and I would have swore we were touching high 60â€™s temps but the gauge donâ€™t lie.
Woo, Urb, feel free to add details because I know Iâ€™m forgetting something lol
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