Thanks for the pms fellas,hope to post some good results tonight!!! It's gonna be my season opener with work getting in the way lol
Pistol Pete, I'll take you anytime you want to go next week. I'm assuming you've still got my number. The non-believers can continue to not believe. I'll take you whenever you want to go, my freezer's about empty! I know you catch fish, I've been in the boat to witness it.
MOON PHASE (14%)
This should make the non believers and naysayers happy. I did not catch one fish today. Thank GOD I am POLISH other wise I might be upset a little by the day I had. Took the WARDEN out for the first time in two years. 200 yards from the pier, the motor went BANG. It is long gone now. Tried to use my tiny electric to get us out where we could fish. With that wind, no go. Let her catch a few small ones. Than tried to get back to the landing. Fuse kept popping out. Took me an hour to go half the length of the inlet. As we were starting out, a boat was coming off. I asked them how they did. Not a fish they said. I said, in the spring and fall. I always start later when the nights are cold. Then while putting the boat back on the trailer. I broke my best rod. Now I will be FORCED to fish with RIFFRAFF like IDE. ENC, JORY, JOHN, FIN FINDER and the WOP. Who could not get a fish with a HAND GRENADE. This is not a slight upon their character. But a term of endearment of those that I enjoy. My bad day started yesterday. I went to buy some new pants. I tried a pair on. The warden said, how are they. I replied, JUST LIKE THE WALL PAPER IN GRAND MA'S BALLROOM. She said GRAND MA does not have a ballroom. I said, NEITHER DO THESE PANTS. Do the people who make these things, think everyone out there is 5 foot 4 inches and weights 135 lbs. In the garment trade, is a low rise that you want, with a 8 inch zipper. But try to buy one in a 36. This is the good old U.S.A. where we answer the question WHERE'S THE BEEF. Maybe its fat. I go now to look for a motor. Best of luck to all.
I always look forward to your post with great anticipation. Being handicapped and house bound, the only way that I get to go fishing is through your posts. The way that you illustrate your day, makes a wonderful storyline for the day that you've had. I enjoy reading everything about your post. Thank you so much for the moments of happiness that you give me.
MOON PHASE (2%)
On at 8:30. off at 3. Hot Hot Hot. Water 60 all over the lake. Air 85. Pan fish on every shore. Good news, the little ones were not biting. The bigger pan fish were. We caught about 20 keeper size crappies and 30 keeper size gills. Kept enough for a meal, threw the rest back. They installed the new parts on the dam. They broke the next day. So they still can not raise the lake. Maybe the third time will be the charm. The bass were on fire in the slop. My opinion for what it is worth. With the lake being lower it could be the reason a lot of my best early spots this year were worthless. My motor is done for. I am down to 3 live lungs and one dead one. If anyone has a 45 Mariner 4 cylinder or 50 Mercury 4 cylinder for sale, let me know. It could be a different brand 50 or 60. But only if it has a tiller. My tiller will fit any 4 cylinder Mercury or Mariner. The WARDEN is mad at me again. I went fishing on Monday with Fin Finder, Killed the crappies. She did not want to be alone at the house with the guy that was repairing our roof. All I said was, maybe 40 years ago I could see a problem. But not now. Best of luck to all.
56° - 60° F
56° - 60° F
Slept in my truck the night before, just a hat tip to pirates cove, for letting me use there lot to get some shut eye. Walmart in delevan was not the most friendly when I asked to use there lot. The folks at pirates cove were friendly, and cooked me a good bar pizza and had cold old style!!! Rain finally stopped about 7:30, got in the water. The temps were about 54 when launching. The lightning show started about 8:30. Day it out in the car for about and hour. I was about ready to just leave, when the 2 boats waiting it out help convince me to stay. Put in a few hours, for 1 19 what looked like a male lmb. He barely hit it, and nose dived like a small tie for the fight. Water was extreme dirty, and didn’t see any fish sitting on beds.
MOON PHASE (1%)
Hit the lake yesterday for the first time this year - fished from 3PM to 7PM
Main lake temp was 57 degrees consistently. Canals and channels were varied in the 60s - which also held more fish.
A lot of bass shallow and hiding under docks - probably saw over 40 bass for the afternoon and many of them were 3+ lbs.
Started drop shotting since the bass were very finicky and spooky being in the crystal clear shallow water. Boated five that were 13"-17". I was getting a lot panfish bites on my drop shot worm so I changed gears to bluegills/crappies. Took 14 home that were 6-8" (plus 2 10" crappies). Caught more "eater" size fish than small fish which was enjoyable. Tiny jig with wax worm under a float - most panfish caught in 2 ft of water or less. All in all a good maiden voyage for me. Good luck.