Today’s Top 5
> “I’m not on any kind of pattern. I’m just running new water and fishing what looks good to me at the time. I’m looking for new fish that just moved up.”
> “I’ll fish a grass bed for 10 minutes, run 10 miles and hit two or three trees, run another five miles, crank a couple of brush piles, run another five miles, crank a hundred yards of riprap.”
> “On a lake like Santee Cooper that is absolutely full of big bass in the middle of March, on the first major warming trend with the water getting into the upper 60s and low 70s, I’m not going to beg them to bite. The big ones have just moved up for the first time all year, and they’re ready to bite, so I shouldn’t have to sit there and play with them. That’s just crazy. I’m going to make one cast, give my jig one hop and I’m gone. If there’s a big one there, it will bite. It’s not like these fish have been pestered with for 2 months. They just pulled up, and my lure is the first one they’ve seen.”
Bait info from Bassin’Fan: Sounds like most came on an unnamed 4″ buzz frog (black). Rest on a Damiki DC-200 crankbait (real shad) and a 1/2-oz Damiki Mamba Jig (brown/blue) with a Damiki Knock Out or Zoom Super Chunk trailer (green pumpkin).
Seemed like the rest of the top 10 camped on spots, waiting for fish to move up. Worth mentioning:
2nd: Pat Fisher used a homemade weighted wacky hook:
No bait mentioned. Guy is recovering from cancer treatments, wasn’t going to fish because he felt he was too weak to set the hook. How cool is that.
> “It’s beyond comprehension that someone would make that kind of mistake,” said Dale Burk, a longtime Bitterroot fisherman. “If we were in Arkansas, it would have been fine.”
I agree. Shoulda had a trout on the end of the line…instead of the plug.
Disc issues. Been there brother, sux.
That ‘Squatch gonna be busy. Personally I think it’s a little risky running around the country in a Squatch suit. #mountainmonstersrocks
Gonna go out on a limb and say no.
Heard the guys are okay — no kill switch I guess?
Hit a boat wake, both okay.
Sounds like TX’s ShareLunker breeding program…which it sounds like the KY fisheries guys have never heard of??
…wants to be competitive, $5K scholarships for each angler, Skeeter a sponsor. #stout
…first step in decimation of the Delta? That would be a travesty, wow.
13. CA lakes rising.
What up ‘yoots’!
Not sure what’s happenin’ with the Blaster, but getting reports of 11- and 12-year-olds reading it, high school fishing teams reading it — very cool. Good to know the ‘yoots’ out there aren’t taking this great sport too seriously either.
Quote of the Day
The thing about him is that he pushes it to the limit. I mean every time.
– Keith Combs talkin‘ ’bout Edwin Evers. Also said:
> “If there is anything, whether it means running through shallow water to get to an area and anything else, that’s Edwin. He is a huge risk-taker and it’s going to pay off big or not at all.”
Sounds like this guy — yep, that’s one guy and two hands:
Shot of the Day