Sunday took me to Forest Lake and Green Lake, two small and similar lakes about ten minutes apart. I kinda just picked Forest off the map and then went to Green later when I got a little bored and wanted some time in the A/C.
Starting out on Forest I made a little run to some reed clumps that were outside the mouth of a fairly deep backwater. I poked around in the reeds with a jig and caught a few but I think I spooked more than I caught. Then I worked my way into the backwater with a frog and a spinnerbait.
I was a little disappointed to find that the backwater was pretty dingy. It had some interesting cover options and a lot of rip rap but no big fish wanted my spinnerbait or my jig when I flipped it around docks. I got a few smaller bass but ended up leaving with less than inspiring results.
Next stop was a patch of reeds with some wind on it that ended up being my pattern for the day. There was a good stiff breeze blowing in on them, plenty of crappie and bluegill spawning and swimming around, good bottom for spawning and a ton of eager buck bass up in the reeds. I caught a mess of fish. Mostly they ate the spinnerbait, sometimes I pitched the jig. I've caught lots of fish before but I impressed myself with the consistency with which I caught them.
I hit a few more patches of reeds and caught a bunch more bass before deciding to try and change things up and fish out deep a bit with a jig and a lipless bait. I was not successful.
|Still not sure how this happened.|
The rest of the weekend: