August 8, 2014
Fishing Time: 6:30 p.m. – 8:45 p.m.
Weather Conditions: Sunny with blue skies
Bait: Drop Shot with Aaron’s Magic Fat Roboworm/Green Pumpkin KVD Dream Shot Worm and Quick Drop 1/4 ounce weight
Rod: G-Loomis GX2 Jig and Worm
Reel: Quantum Catalyst PT
Line: 8-pound Sunline Super Sniper FC
Total Bass Caught: 3
Final Weigh in Weight: 1.50 pounds
I got out on the lake a little bit later than I wanted to today and wasn’t able to launch until 6:30. I was fine with that at first until I saw that they moved the closing time up to 9:00 p.m., so I knew I would have to leave a little bit earlier. I had no time to waste, so I headed straight for the Rock Spot. I fished those docks for over an hour, but couldn’t get any significant bites, so I move over past the small point and fished those docks. After a few docks I was able to hook into a small 0.5 pound bass. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to get any more bites. I was pretty discouraged at this point because this was probably the slowest it had ever been. With this being said, I decided to move back over to the right side of the lake because it had been really hot lately. I went straight to the dock with the rock next to it and I cast right to the spot in between the two. Immediately I hooked into another 0.5 pound bass. I then worked my way down a little farther and landed another o.5 pound bass. At this time, it was 8:45 p.m., so I was forced to call it an end for the mediocre day.
Observations: The water was about 76-77 degrees, which is cooler than it was a few days ago when I fished the same spot. This tell me that the water is starting to cool down and summer is winding down. I was able to catch my bass in 18-20 feet of water, but the bigger bass just seemed reluctant to bite. I don’t know what it is, but I wasn’t able to get many bites at all today, which leads me to believe that the bite is slowing down or the bass have moved.