|Details:||A buddy and I hit one of our favorite ponds in the Plymouth area on Sunday. We were on the water around 5am which means my day started at 3am but it sure is nice to get on the water early on weekends before the pleasure crafts get going. Water temps started at 67 and ended the day at 69-70 under sunny skies all day.
We started in the the north end of the pond on a weedy flat approx 4'-5' deep. We both caught a bunch of good sized SMB's and LMB rather quickly. We were off to a quick start but it slowed downed after that initial burst. We caught fish in most places that day except a large 10' depth hump with surrounding waters around 20' that usually produce quality SMB's and a point that extends out well into the lake also approx 10' deep. We both caught a number of good size pickerels. We caught fish in depths ranging from 2' to 17', the sweet spot seemed to be at the quick drops just offshore, perhaps around seven feet. Nothing in tight and some pretty far offshore. We caught fish on wacky senko's, curly tail grubs (blk/red flk and watermelon red/flk), Menace, shakey heads, and my new favorite lure the Keitech Fat Swing Impacts. All equally successful nothing on spinnerbaits, jigs or cranks. We ended up catching over 50 but not a lot of size, maybe a half dozen 2.5s, most were Smallies, one pickerel may have been 5 or 6lbs.
Not a big deal in some parts of the country but we got to see a bald eagle a couple times, one time he did a dive straight in the water from high above and came out with a fish on his first dive/cast. I felt very incompetent after watching that Eagles efficiency catching fish. We were off the water around 2:30 and had another great day in the books.
Next trip is Lake Champlain.