Friday, June 10, 2011

Hands Free Video

    Unfortunately, and for some reason or another, this is only my second attempt to use the Sportsman's Eyewear system.  I feel like they came out ok though!

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Classic Patterns

    Our last trip to the pond was fairly uneventful.  Clear water and water temps in the seventies put the bass in the depths and the bluegill on their beds.  Cruising bass fry suggested that the Largemouth would be feeding on small fish, so swimbaits and crankbaits seemed like the way to go.  We caught few fish.
    This time, on my own, I had a plan, one that I had already proven to myself.  High temperatures and postspawn conditions usually have fish feeding sluggishly in schools--raiding bluegill beds if available.  This pond has a pronounced weed edge, where the bottom drops a little.  These fish are going to exert as little energy as possible in order to find food.  So an ambush point is in order, and with the fry and bedding bluegill in the shallows, the weedline is a perfect option.  I pinned down this pattern through observation and experimentation last summer--this is also when I learned to fish the wacky rigged Senko.
    By putting a wacky rigged Senko just past the weed edge, I caught many fish.  Included in this batch of fish was a twenty-four inch, five-pound Largemouth.  Unfortunately, the photos I did take were very poor, as I had no photographer this time.
    The older I get, the more conscious of an angler I become, and this pattern will be a go-to for me in the future.