|Details:||I'd like to preface this by stating up front, that I got that ounce I was looking for last time out...
I decided to sleep in and when I woke up, it was dumping rain anyway, so I wasn't really in any rush to get out on the water, plus the fish I have been catching lately haven't been first thing. Loaded up the boat and hit the water by 7:45am. It was raining really hard, and my kayak ended up getting a good amount of water in the bottom of it. At one point you could barely see across the lake! Wearing a bathing suit was a good move on my part.
The bite was pretty slow to start, a few bumps, but nothing much going on. At 8:30 I felt that familiar tap tap that I've been feeling lately. I reeled in the slack, felt some weight and set the hook. The fish felt pretty decent, but I didn't think it was anything crazy. Once it got close to the boat I realized I was pretty far off on that assumption, and when the beast saw the boat, I felt his full strength as he took off for the weeds. A short battle ensued, with me ending up winning and catching my PB bass, weighing in at 5lbs 10 oz!!
After that, I felt like it didn't matter if I catch anything at all. I crossed the lake to where I missed a good one the Sunday prior. Cast the jig out, felt the tap tap, set the hook on another beast. This battle panned out almost exactly the same as the one over the weekend! Tap tap, set hook, fight fish for 30 seconds, fish jumps out of the water, then spits the hook after it lands. It was in the same area and almost identical battle; it was probably the same damn fish and now he's just sitting there laughing at me!
The rain slowed, and then the sun actually came out and it got hot. I ended up catching another nice bass, which came in at 3lbs 10 oz. This is a good fish no doubt, but pales in comparison when your first fish was 2lbs heavier! After that I made my way back to the launch and headed home. Not bad for two hours on the water! Both big bass, and Sunday's lunker, were caught on Boag Hog Baits brush jigs, green pumpkin (Thanks Jay!!)