Hit the pond with a friend today around 3:00pm. I was throwing jigs and topwater frogs and my buddy was using a couple different things between senkos,crankbaits,jitterbug. Hooked up with a couple decent guys around 2-3lbs and my bud got a HUGE pickerel. Had to be at least 4-5lbs on the jitterbug. He decided to go home since the fishing was kinda slow. I stayed out by myself and started fishing some different parts of the pond. Ended up hooking up with some great fish and lots of them, but nothing over 5! Damn challenge isn't going to let me hook up with a big ones :0 Overall great warmup for the challenge and a wonderful evening on the water!
Went out the next day for a couple hours. Ended up like the evening before i kept catching quality bass and was somewhat consistent. Just nothing over 5lb. Was throwing a booyah padcrasher and some jigs. Unfortunately i only had one padcrasher on me. Between all the bass and pickerel tearing it up i was amazed the $6 frog held up for as long as it did. Ended up junking it before the end of the trip. I was fishing heavy submergent and emergent weeds. Ended up being another memorable day on the water besides a damn break off!! and congrats to all who are getting a chance to get out and trying to catch some big fish for the challenge
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