Pre-Fall Feeding FrenzyBy Robert Piorkowski - October 1, 2001
This was unbelievable for about 20 minutes of fishing. Unbelievable to you, I headed back to my car and rigged up my flyrod with a Rob-special bass popper. (This guy has a dark green body, brown rubberlegs and a brown deer hair tail.) I walked back to the same spot and hooked 3 more bass. On a 5 weight, 7 1/2 foot rod, a 2 pound bass is like a log. I knew my leader was stressed, and I had enough fun so I called it quits.
While walking back to my car, I thought, "Why Not??" I grabbed the baitcaster, still with the buzzbait tied on, and headed back to the creek inlet. It was steady rain now, and I thought I'm surely nuts!
From the same spot, I hooked several more bass. I ended up with 14 bass from 12 to 19+ inches, plus the couple that got away. There were times of excited action, then dry spells of activity. During the dry times, I would walk 50feet away, make a few casts then return to the inlet.
One thing I noticed during this feeding frenzy was that all of the sudden, the action stopped for no reason. After a few casts, I checked my buzzbait and saw that it was really mangled and bent out of shape. I bent the top blade back to a position of almost clicking the wire. My next cast produced a strike. This wasn’t rocket science , it was fishing at its finest. It was clear to me what they wanted, MY buzzbait! Fall is upon us, get out and wet a line..
See ya on the water.