Nice fish! I've never seen a fish like that in that lake. Bet it was a fun battle, congrats!
Just crushed em today in the few hrs I was out limited in half hour on Bass which of course are always released I just put em on my Rapala Culling scale to see my total, a ton of fun but not used to catching such a small limit at 12lbs, then got a limit of gills quickly as well everything was biting today, even a few Northern too good size, released em both at the boat due to warm temps.
Only had a couple hrs a day here and there to fish the last couple months. Fortunately I’m a kayak fisherman with 4 great Lakes within 5 min of my house. This time I hit Ash from 7 to 9 pm, hoping the bass would hit despite the cold front. Ash didn’t disappoint. Caught 23 Largemouth, mostly 12 to 13 inches. Only 5 were legal size. But it was fun with all the action. At one point I caught 7 bass in 7 casts. All to the same exact spot. A nice weed bed in 14 ft of water. Lure was a paddle tail soft swimbait
Took my float tube and fly rod there today. Caught 3 largemouth 10" to 12" and a dozen or so hand-sized bluegill. Caught two of the bass on spider patterns, one on red and one on black. Everything else hit a #10 popper with a frog pattern. It seemed that everything turned on a noon. Before that I had only caught 1 bass. Fun day.
Out today for a bit mid-morning to lunch time. Handful of boats targeting panfish were also out. People we talked to all seemed to be doing pretty good, and there's lots of nests all over in the sand.
Bass cooperated for the couple hours we were out. Made three drifts, caught 22 LM between 12-17" and also lost a real nice bass. Couple of bonus shorty pike and a couple of bite-offs as well. Carp are up and swimming in small packs.
Weeds are finally coming around, and there's lots of baitfish up and around.
Not a bad to be out, and not a bad run for 3ish hours.
I went to Ashipunn Wednesday January 31, 2018. Had good ice, but did not catch or even raise one fish. I did however, lose my blue clothe tackle bag (normally used for toiletries when you're at a hotel). I would sure appreciate it if whoever found it, would contact me. Please reply to furnaceman at LakeLink or email@example.com | Thanks Greg