Beautiful night out! I couldn't resist heading to one of my favorite ponds to fish! The lakes have been busy lately so I have been giving the kayak a little more attention than the boat. The road to that leads to St Joe Lake is under construction and limited to through traffic only. This gave me the pond all to myself!
I started the night with larger sized swim baits and jigs to see if I can tempt any northern pike, but as I learned quickly...the key was to down size to more smaller bait fish profiles. The water is clear as always, so a natural presentation was the ticket. If you can get past all the crappies, the pike and large mouth bass are definitely there! I switched back to mono line on my secondary rod and missed a few strikes. But I did manage to catch a pike and 2 large mouth bass (1 off camera). Another fun night on the waters of Minnesota.