Since Tuesday and Thursday were so nice I decided to leave work early to catch the tail end of the day on the water. On Tuesday I spent of my time equally working spinnerbaits, crankbaits and poppers. I did hit two bass on the spinnerbait but lost both when they jumped. I caught a nice 2.5 pounder on the baby bass square lip and several smaller bass and a 21" pick on the popper.
Thursday my goal was to work the kinks out of the new braid I installed on my Abu Silvermax reel. I was also working out a new baitcast combo, Shimano Caenan reel and Berkley Bionix rod. I started hard working the pads with the frog without a single blowup. So I switched to spinnerbaits and then a sinking rattle shad with narry a nip. Exasperated I resorted to senkos and scored three smallish bass. As evening descended I put on a hula popper and missed two blowups. Finally, with the light fading I put on a black jitterbug and scored a fat 22.5" pick.
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