I had a few days off from work this week, so I went up north to do my usual thing with the smallmouth. Spent my midweek "weekend" splashing senkos around the rock pile. Thought the persistent wind tried to ruin me, I managed to pull in about 8 fish this time, most over two pounds. This time a few quality largemouth even joined in on the action! All in all, a good trip.
The first day I caught two largemouth and two smallmouth. Both largemouth were decent fish, 2.5 to about 3 pounds. As usual with manning lake, everything was caught on Senkos.
This is the larger of the two largemouth, as you can see attempting to eat my whole damn hand. Both of these fish were relatively shallow, right off on of the rocks sticking out of the water at the southern end of the pile.
Overall, I caught six smallmouth. A few were small, but most were in the 2 1/2 pound class. It seems witht he warmer water of late the bite is a bit more active, and the fish seem to be fighting harder. I hooked into one fish at the end of a full 40 yard cast, and he fought every step of the way back. Some of these fish went airborne a few times, overall making a nice fight.
This fish is the last one i caught for the whole trpi, and fought the hardest. He jumped no less than three times, seemingly clearing two feet each time!
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