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.
The ranking score is used to determine how "popular" a trip or location is. It is calculated based off of a weighted average of the number of reviews and the user ratings. For example, a trip with 2 reviews and an average rating of 5 will have a lower "ranking score" than one with 10 reviews and an average rating of 4. This is because even though the first trip has a better average rating, it has not been reviewed as much as the second trip, so it is not as "popular". In the future we may modify the ranking score to take in additional factors, such as the number of views, comments, and photos.
NYFishFinder.com is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com.