After having a pretty tough season so far, we went out this weekend hoping to turn things around. Saturday did not work out so well, but we did crush the 8" pickerel. They didn't stand a chance.
Sunday was another story. Tried a new lake and when we got there it was pretty crowded. We found a spot that wasn't crowded and set up. About an hour later flags started flying...all bass 1-2lbs. The jig bite was on too. About noon, I go over to check a flag, set the hook and felt decent pressure fighting back on me. All of a sudden a giant maw pokes up into the hole. I reach in and grab a 5-3 largemouth!
After a few victory fist pumps, I calm down and start jigging a little. Catch a few panfish, a few more bass on the tip ups..then all of a sudden something big grabbed my tiny jig. It took line, I reeled it back up, it ran, I fought back. 5 minutes later I see another huge jaw appear in the 6" hole. Reach in and grab a 5-2 largemouth! I just about crapped my pants...2 5 pounders in one day?! I've only caught 2 5 pounders in my life, so I just doubled it in one day!
hey ted, no need to disclose your spot but by any chance were you fishing a place that's right next to I90? haha i was driving home from albany and kept seeing a bunch of people ice fishing on every lake or pond right next to 90.
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