Roy and I finally got together for the first time this year at River Bend. The day was just about perfect, a nice breeze with a partly cloudy sky. The fish seemed to be happy about the weather too as we did fairly well. I took a lesson again from Roy he caught 19 bass in the 1 -1/2lb range and I caught 13 bass all of about the same size. This time we actually weighed the fish on Roy’s Rapala scale. The fish may be on the small size but, they put up a heck of a fight. I did manage to catch a bonus of three of the crappie like the fish I was catching the week before. (see the report prior to this one). I was using the same spinner /minnow combination as last week as well. We were having a long dry spell trying to catch bass so I tried the spinner/minnow and managed to catch just these three. They were not a plentiful as last week. My guess is that they may have already finished their spawn early and have already scattered to mid-lake. I was seeing a lot of fish on my fish locator about 8 to 10 feet deep when we crossed the lake to the west shore looking for more bass. All in all we had a good time together as usual, fishing, joking and just enjoying the day.
Roy’s magic bait was the “Reaction Innovations” “Skinny Dipper” a swim-bait that really produces. I’m going to get me some that’s for sure. It seems to have a really good swimming action that really catches the bass.
Tight lines Jim
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