A bright chilly morning but thanks to the end of daylight savings time I was able to get an extra hour of sleep. Boy, the river was so different from the kayak tourney we had there in August. Then it was low, slow and dirty, dirty, dirty. Yesterday, after last week's hurricane, the water was extremely high and merely tea stained. This time out I decided to fish the bay. I've only fished the bay once before (in August) and hooked into just two bass. A week later, during the kayak tourney, I went upstream well past the bridge and that's where I caught my pike. Most of the guys who fished the bay during the tourney did poorly. But yesterday was a little different. I began working the bay in a clockwise direction throwing a lipless crankbait and right away hit on two smallish bass, then a pick, then something decent that threw the hook halfway to the boat, then a 3lb 2oz bass, then a 1lb 10oz bass, then two more picks. After that the wind came up and the bite died. The big bass was caught along the weedline but all other fish were hanging out 20-30 feet from shore.
The only negative to the day was that there were quite a few boats fishing the bay. It felt pretty crowded. Note to self - in the future fish this water on weekdays only.
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