Two more bass this week, one each of the primary species. A smallie from north of the border and a largie from…well, you know where if you are a regular reader of the Top 5. If you don’t read this stuff regularly, you really should.
Angler: John Kirkemo
Date: September 12
Location: Green Lake, WI
Lure: Shallow running Rapala (black/silver)
Water Temp/Depth: 72F/12-13’
Weather: 70F with bright blue sky
Structure: Open water trolling
Angler Comments: This fish struck a trolled Rapala 15 -20 feet from the shoreline. I fished the lake about four hours a day between September 10 to 12. Tried plastic lures, crankbaits, buzz baits and topwater lures. My best day was Tuesday, September 11 when I had three hits on a trolled small perch colored shad rap. Lost first two fish before landing a 10 inch smallmouth (not worthy of a picture.) One of the lost fish appeared to be a walleye, but threw the hook at the boat before I got a good look. It did not act like a bass. Lame excuses for not doing better: Never fished Green Lake; have seldom fished for smallmouth in lakes; bright blue skies; water a bit too warm. Trip tunes too numerous to mentioned when listening to Siriusxm’s “80s on 8” during a 560 round trip, but “Eye of The Tiger” by Survivor comes to mind.
Top 5 Weight: 8-8 (2-7,2-0,1-9,1-6,1-2) culls 1-1
Angler: Jim Junk
Date: September 16
Location: Banner Marsh
Lure: Wacky worm
Structure: Shallow pocket in the middle of weeds
Angler Comments: A couple hours fishing this morning netted a 3-5 and this 4-4. Both came from a shallow pocket in the middle of weeds.
Top 5 Weight: 22-5 (5-2,4-9,4-5,4-4,4-1) culls 4-0
Good looking fish fellas, thanks for the continued contributions (and Trip Tune, maybe need to add audio on here for effect with that tune). Less than a week until fall but still plenty of time to get some good ones as they beef up for you know when, not gonna write it. Talk to you later. Troy