Water Temp 68-71 Clarity: Fairly clear Water Level: 7.73ft low
Well after the cool front has passed us things have slowed down a bit. Still catching some numbers but nothing like the last 2 weeks. If the weather stays mild we it should go back up some in numbers. As on Cue when the water temps get to 70 the swimbait bite starts to get interesting. I got out with long time client Allen Stanley this morning and all he wanted to do is catch his first swimbait fish. I loaded him up with a 7 inch Bull Shad/ Calcutta 300TE and the big stick and he went a good while without a bite but his preserverance prevailed and he got whaled by a nice fatty (see pic below) around mid day which had a follower similiar in size. He had one other good follower and several small followers throughout the day but he stuck with the big bait like a champ.
I was throwing the senko and the Dr. Spot spinnerbait at do nothing type areas and gave Allen the sweet spots and I got most of the numbers of the medium to small keepers just to keep a pulse on the bite. When the wind got up the Dr. Spot got the vast majority of the fish for me. Seems like the later in the day it got the better the fish bit.
October for me is slammed full. I'm filling up parts of November now. If you want a shot a nice spot or largemouth now is the time to learn to throw the big stuff.
Last Edit: Dec 24, 2008 8:22:45 GMT -1 by Mike Bucca