|Details:||Early springs always tough, been skunked a few times and waiting for the bite to start. I had Saturday off so I hooked up with my buddy on a small pond behind his house in Blackstone. Fished from 6am to 8am, chilly morning, pond was dead calm and quite, cloudy skies and the fish were all sleeping. By 8am we each had 1 small pickerel and that was it! Went back home and the family was still sleeping, now what.
By 11:00am everyone left and I was home alone, this sux. So I packed up my Kayak and went to a honey hole bshirley508 told me about ( love MAFF). This little river ranges from 6 inches to 3 to 4 feet when its high and dries up every summer. Well glad I went, as soon as I put the Kayak in the bite was on! 5 Bass 1 1/2 to 2 1/2 lbs. in the first 20 minutes all and rubber worms, I'm feeling better about the day already. Just as I near the end I see some trees in the water and say this looks promising. Then I do something I haven't done in 2 years, I threw a SENKO ! yup dont know why, just did, green watermelon, let it sink, wait, give it a tug and I notice my line is going the other direction so I tug a bit more them BAMM! Rod bends, heart rate jumps, smile ear to ear! You know its a pig! Get him on board, weigh him, photo shoot then sit back and enjoy. If I still smoked I would have lit one up and put my feet in the water! My hands were shaking and heart rate was still up! That's why we do it, what a great feeling. Finally the bite is on, a great day of fishing!!