It was nice to get back on the water after a three-week hiatus for various reasons. My latest trip to the strip mines was productive and included the quality catch below. While it came up short of giving my weight a boost, any bass in the three-pound range is a winner.
Angler: Troy Jackson
Date: September 3
Weather: Sunny/breezy, 84F
Location: Knox County public strip pit
Lure: 5” Yamasenko wacky rig (red flake/chartreuse tail)
Structure: Weed pocket
Angler Comments: This was a fun catch as it reinforced the effectiveness of the Senko as a follow-up lure for a missed strike. Even if the missed strike was on the Senko. In this case, I lifted the Senko clear of the water as I reached a weed edge in preparation for the next cast. As I did so, a fish took a swipe at the lure, resulting in a large boil on the surface. I quickly made my next cast several feet past the ripples into an open water area and the rest is history.
Top 5 Weight: 21-10 (5-3,4-10,4-2,4-1,3-10)
September has started off unseasonably hot, but it looks like there is a bit of a cool down coming mid-week. This is certainly a welcome change for fishing hikes and I hope to get in another shot or two before the public strip mines close in the next four to six weeks. A full fishing report from this September 3 trip is in the works as are some future fishing plans. Stay tuned and talk to you later. Troy