Got a late start, but 11 a.m. on the water beats not being on the water every time. Launched at Hideaway Harbor and started paddling towards the golf course. Never found what I was looking for (thick grass) and I guess that's why I didn't do so well today. Caught one cat and 6 bass, largest was almost 18 inches, had one dink, and the rest, 14 to 16 inches. Every fish caught on fluke today, got bit only once out deep throwing a flutter spoon, never got bit on a jig, nothing on hollow belly swimbait or topwater. Never got a sniff on a spinner bait either. Just like last week, I didn't catch anything the last hour before dark.
Didn't see any shad today and very little bait activity at all. Biggest bass I saw today was around 5 lbs, while I was launching as it slowly swam across the ramp to cruise the shoreline.
Caught the first couple of bass off docks, my least favorite place to fish. It got hot on the water today. I think I saw 87 degrees water temps. Still a fun day as all the birds and animals were out.
Back to Fork next Monday with a game plan.
A good rule of angling philosphy is not to interfere with another fisherman's ways of being happy, unless you want to be hated.
Zane Grey, Tales of Fishes, 1919https://vimeo.com/73372194