Wednesday, October 6, 2010
Some reports meld together
Saturday was the worst day I've had since going south to Kentucky in July. Buzzbaits early caught a couple. By afternoon bass were slapping and missing Sammy 100. MC and I tried out a Sammy 65 and started catching everything in the river. Ended up with 28 smallies together with about 3 in the 15-15.5" range in 8 hours. Nothing epic.
Previous weekend saw Sammy 100 bite to the east, bunch of 14-16" chunky smb.
The day after was a lack of pattern bite until I hit the best water. Got an absolute pig 18.5 on a Kelly J Prop bait, 21 in about 5 hours.
Truly has been a great year of fishing as I close in on 1400 Smallies in under 350 hours. Since May, Smallmouth fishing has been on fire. Plenty of 15-17", 20"+ bass, but far less 18-19" than usual. Really more than anything is the lack of enjoyable places to fish with any water in them!
Might be done for a while. It is just getting a little boring. (Did I say that?) Maybe if it rains a bunch.