This has turned into another summer that I don't manage to get out fishing at all. My work always gets busy in the summer, plus I ratchet up my bike mileage to get ready for the Hotter 'N Hell Hundred at the end of August, and the end result is that I end up not getting to fish at all.
But I didn't get the call for a job this morning, so I was on the water before 7:00 am. I spent the first couple of hours fishing docks and brush piles, then tried some bridge pilings. It was a tough bite for me on all of the above. It was another hot day. Water temp was 87 to 88 degrees. The wind was pretty stiff early, then let up a bit, later. Cedar Creek is now 10 inches low.
I ended up with six keepers. They bit 1/16 oz and 3/32 oz jigs, rigged with my homemade plastic shad. Electric chicken was the best color. They also bit a dark gray shad. I caught the fish 7 to 12 feet deep, in 8 to 20 feet of water.
Late this morning, I saw three boats headed back to Chuck's dock. It occurred to me that it might have been a more productive long term plan for finding summer fish if I had just followed him and his crew around this morning. But, I managed to catch dinner, and get my boat out for a much needed run, so I shouldn't complain.
I cleaned the five fish that were decent keepers like this one.
Pixie stays at her post while I fish.