man, what a day I had today - I got to the water(Massasoit State Park) about 9:30am, and fished for 2 hours, till about 11:30, before my bad back made me head back to the house... I started with my old faithful - a spinnerbait. And man, did they eat it! The bass and pickerel were all over it today - after several fish on the spinnerbait, I switched to a pearl-colored Zoom Fluke on spinning gear. I got several more fish on that, including one bass that tied me up in the lilypad stems, so I ended up wading into the water to get him untangled! Most of my fish came not IN the pads, but outside of them, but close nearby, by working my baits over submerged vegetation. I also got a few fish on a Strike King Shim-E Stick(like a Senko) and one on the Stanley Ribbit frog. Final fish total after 2 hours: 7 chain pickerel and 5 largemouth bass, with 2 of those bass weighing about 2 1/2 lbs each. A GREAT DAY!
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