Hit the lake at about 5:45 on Memorial day hoping to get some chunks in the boat before the sun got too high in the sky for my pasty a$$.
There was very little breeze, water was about 82 degrees and I started shallow. Just 6 casts into the day, I caught a 4 and a half pounder on a square bill in about 4 feet of water. Great way to start the day.
Continued fishing the square bill and later switched to a crank bait for a bit, until I finally settled in with a weightless fluke which put another couple smaller fish in the boat. Towards the end of the day I was throwing a square bill once again as I was on my way out and caught this monster.
While I admire his ambition, this little guy needs to better pick his battles lol. Unfortunately for him the hook went through his eye and I don't think he is gonna make it.
All in all, I had a total of 5 fish... that includes Nemo. It was a tough day to be out there in that heat. It seems the last couple times I have been out, I have landed a couple fish in the first 30 minutes, and that after that the struggle gets real. I really need to learn to find and fish for bass when they go deep. If anyone ever wants to make a trip out and show me how it is done, I would be down for that.
That said, I had something happen to me that had never happen before. As I launched my boat an older fella came up and asked me if he could go fishing with me. Being wary of a stranger and having never been approached like that before, I said that I normally fish alone. He said thank you and walked off. As I started motoring out to the main lake I felt really bad and turned around to go pick him up but he was gone.
Has this happened to any of you, just a random ask at the launch? What did you do?