made it to the lake at 5:30am... I was planning on going into Massasoit State Park and fishing at Big Bear Hole Pond, but the gate wasn't open... not knowing when it WOULD be open, I went over to the dam area of Lake Rico and fished for abit. After several strikes but no hookups on the Stanley Ribbit frog(I'm gonna experiment with adding a trailer hook to em) while swimming it near/thru pads, I switched to a Rapala floating minnow and twitched it along the edges of the pads, catching 2 largemouth bass. One of them managed to get my finger hooked on the treble, then shake for all he was worth, which did NOT feel good at all!!! My finger still hurts 14 hours later... A little while later I caught a chain pickerel on a chartreuse spinnerbait w/ nickel colorado blade. The pickerel managed to shred the skirt in the fight... time to order some replacement skirts, as I only have ONE spinnerbait left with a skirt still intact! LOL Total fishing time was about 2 hours - then the thunderstorms and rain started moving in, so I headed back to the house and had some breakfast.
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