August 14, 2014
Fishing Time: 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Weather Conditions: Cloudy with occasional showers
Bait: Drop Shot with Don Iovino Smallmouth Killer drop 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: 2.00 pounds
I got out on the water at at 6:00 p.m. and it was really cloudy, but showers were threatening throughout the whole outing. After figuring out that the bass had moved over to the right side of the lake, I headed to the docks just east of the boat launch. After getting to the docks I discovered a bag of Don Iovino drop shot worms sitting in the bottom of my drop shot worm bag. I decided to give them a go and casted around the docks. After about 10 casts I was able to land a nice 1 pound bass. With this catch, my confidence was boosted and I began forming the new pattern. I continued fishing along the docks and was able to land a 0.5 pound smallmouth. A few minutes later I landed another 0.5 pound smallmouth, which gave me a grand total of 3 fish in around 45 minutes. Unfortunately the bass bite quit after that and I wasn’t able to land another smallmouth before I left at 7:30 p.m.
Observations: The water was consistently 74 degrees on the right hand side of the lake, so the water is steadily dropping. The bass seem to have moved over to the right side of the lake, but I still haven’t been able to hook into a 2+ pound bass. I will continue looking for them, but the bass that I did manage to catch were caught in 15-18 feet of water. The bass seem to be feeding solely on baitfish and the things that have been working are baitfish imitators and brighter colors.