I had the rare opportunity to do a little non-tournament fun fishing this past Friday. I figured I'd keep it local, so I went to Lake Rico, someplace I'd never fished before. I've heard there were a lot of small fish in there, which is okay with me, I guess, because if there's one thing at which I excel, it's catching small fish. Haha.
And the rumors are true! There are a lot of small fish in Lake Rico, as the video below proves.
I got on the water about 5 AM and quickly caught two small bass. Good sign, I thought. Over the next few hours I caught a decent amount of bass (and a lot of pickerel), though all small. Most were caught on a white spinnerbait, but a few came on a Bass Pro Shops Crack Craw, and I got one on a frog. Nothing on topwater, crankbait, swimbait, or even a senko! I tried shallow and deep but couldn't entice anything over two pounds. Bummer.
Yesterday, at the Cran Bog Hawgs tournament, someone told me that the best fishing is in the southernmost cove, which of course is one of two places I didn't fish. Not sure if that's enough to convince me to ever fish Rico again. Better than working, though.
Maybe I'll go back when my son is old enough and quantity is more important than quality.
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