Took the day off on Friday plus the weekend to get away for some camping on Squam Lake with the lady friend. Couldn't waste the great weather we were to have before the cold and rain set in.
Friday got on the water at about 1pm after setting up camp. Bite was slow for most of the day. Crazy thing was that I could see LMB bass everywhere, including some monsters. Just a lethargic bite but they were schooling close to shore. Managed a couple of dinks for the day, but overall the water was great, and the scenery was even better.
Day 2: Got a tip from some locals on a sweet bass boat (thats how I judge seriousness) that to the immediate left of where we paddled there was some great cover/pads with some pigs. This time hit the water at about 4:30 pm till dusk and the bite was much better. Got two Picks right off the bat, one had to at least be 2.5lbs but it jumped off the hook. Got closer to the pads with a Texas rigged senko and 3 LMB, two keepers.
Had to head back to camp so I decided for a goof I would rig up my rod with a curly tailed grub considering I had pretty good luck with SMB the night prior (more to come). Tossed my grub right by a small patch of pads and WHAM! Immediate hit and I thought I had a big pick until my drag took off. Reeled in a pig from the shallows. Nice little 5lbs lunker.
Wish I had more time but had to hike back to the camp site plus a nasty little storm was heading our way. Great weekend, great scenery, and nice fish!
Bonus: Friday night did a little dock fishing. SMB bite was great on the grub. Got three to the dock but the damn things were spitting the hook when I tried to get them up (left the net in the car). Managed to haul in one before I called it quits around 10 pm. Nice little 2lbs 5oz Larry smalls.
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