Wednesday, March 7, 2012

March 5 and 6, 2012

I had planned a 3 day trip with Dale this week but 40 mph winds howling out of the south put a stop to that.  Monday was a beautiful day with temperatures in the 70's and light winds.  We boated 12 bass on jigs and shakey heads, but nothing over 5 pounds.  We deliberately stayed out in deeper water, 10-15 feet, and pitched up toward shore and around timber.  There are a lot of small males moving up shallow getting ready for the spawn and we had hopes of snagging a better staging fish like I did a couple of weeks ago.  No luck.  Tuesday the forecast was for extreme winds, but the morning was fishable.  We poked around til the winds got nasty around 10:30 am, then fled to the shore.  I fished a jig all morning and only had about 4 bites and landed 1 small bass. Dale did about the same.  Fork is just short of the spawn and things should get hopping pretty soon.  I plan to go back soon!

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