Author: Troy Jackson

Top 5 Update

This week we have a pair of October bass as we head into the home stretch of 2022 fishing. While neither catch boosts the angler’s weight, they are quality fish and worth a shout out.

Weight: 2-10 (19″)
Angler: Troy Jackson
Date: October 1
Weather: Sunny/calm
Location: Hennepin Canal
Lure: Booyah Buzzbait (black)
Structure: Fallen tree
Angler Comments: The bites were few but at least I got one good one on this outing. Full report later this month.
Top 5 Weight: 16-10 (3-10,3-5,3-5,3-4,3-2)

Weight: 2-14
Angler: Brent Jackson
Date: October 2
Location: Snakeden Hollow
Lure: Senko wacky rig
Top 5 Weight: 18-9 (5-4,3-9,3-8,3-3,3-1)

Time will tell how much more our anglers get out on the water but here’s hoping that there are at least a few more catches to come. But stop back in as there is plenty of fishing stuff to come as I catch up on September outings, compile some stats and compose the October reports. Talk to you later. Troy

Prowl the Canal – September 20

When I requested vacation days several weeks earlier, I was hoping for a cool weather snap to kick the fall bite in a little early. But you never know what you will get with the summer/fall transition and what I got was a record setting blast of summer. But as long as I didn’t get any thunderstorms, I was hitting the water no matter the temperature. Read on to see if the heatwave had more of an effect on the fish or the fisherman. All with a fitting lyrical twist.

Trip Lyric
“Man, it’s a hot one, like seven inches from the midday sun”
Smooth – Santana ft. Robb Thomas (1999)

Stats
Date: September 20 (two pools)
Time: 7:30am-10:30am. 11:55am-2:25pm
Totals: 15 bass
Weather: Sunny/breezy 73-92F
Lures: War Eagle spinnerbait (white/chartreuse) with Zoom Creepy Crawler trailer (watermelon seed) – 7 bass, Whopper Plopper 110 (bone) – 6 bass, 5” Yamasenko wacky rig (smoke shad) – 2 bass
Top Bass: 2-12 Whopper Plopper
Top 5 Weight: 9-1 (2-12,2-8,1-7,1-5,1-1)

Winning Lures
“Gotta have some hot stuff”
Hot Stuff – Donna Summer (1979)

Notes and Nonsense

“Well you’re too hot ta trot now baby”
Too Hot Ta Trot – Commodores (1977)
After a challenging and exhausting Canal cruise and strip mine hike the previous day, I elected to stick solely to rowing on this outing. While that activity is still no walk in the park, it sure beats wading through the weeds on foot.

 

“Let me go on, like I blister in the sun”
Blister in the Sun – Violent Femmes (1983)
Even though it was going to be pushing triple digits in terms of the heat index, I donned a long sleeve shirt as I headed to The Canal. My previous two days on Lake Storey, The Canal, and the strip mines had left me looking a little lobster-like on my arms. While I usually don’t burn, the lifelong effects of the sun add up and I figured that any day with an added layer of protection was a wise choice.

2:24pm – Top Bass Runner-up at 2-8 (17.5″) on a Whopper Plopper

“When you’re hot, you’re hot, And when you’re not, you’re not”
When You’re Hot, You’re Hot – Jerry Reed (1971)
My first stop of the day was extended exploring on a pool that I had previously fished in June with my son, Jayce. At that time, we only covered roughly a third of the pool and while I know that there are quality bass in the stretch, we left disappointed. My results on this latest outing were another disappointment, especially after a mile and a half of rowing. I was certainly hot, but the fishing was not. On a side note, I did spot a small gar, the first I have ever seen in The Canal.

2:24pm – Top Bass at 2-12 (18″) on a Whopper Plopper

“I’m goin’ crazy, goin’ crazy, from the heat”
Goin’ Crazy – David Lee Roth (1987)
By the end of my day, I was getting weary and a little thirsty as I neared the far end of the pool. There are a couple appealing spots where the stretch terminates so I figured what was another few hundred yards to row when it was already over a mile back to the truck. Still seeking a big bite, I continued tossing the Whopper Plopper in the bright sun and ninety-two-degree heat in the middle of the afternoon. Not exactly textbook bass fishing but it worked to the tune of my two biggest bass of the day. One bit the plopper as far away from the launch as I could get while the other bit within sight of my truck. Unorthodox, delirious from the heat, who cares, I got what I was after.

A solid day that covered a lot of water, still learning all the way. Always better than being at work and you can’t catch them sitting at home in the air conditioning. I’ll close with a final lyric.

“It’s too hot to fish, and too hot for golf, and too cold at home”
Too Cold at Home – Mark Chesnutt (1990)

Good song but I’ll have to disagree with Mark on that first part. Talk to you later. Troy

Friday Flashback – September 30, 2007

I’ve long enjoyed fishing the Lake Storey fall drawdown and today’s flashback details my best day of bass fishing on that old fishing hole. The trip featured a trio of my personal records for a Lake Storey outing. I landed the most bass I’ve caught on a Lake Storey outing, the heaviest Top 5 weight I have ever posted on the lake and a new family Top Bass. In addition, I landed three walleye and a small muskie.

9:16am – Top Bass runner-up on the day at 3-11

Date: September 30, 2007
Tie: 6:30am-3:30pm
Weather: Sunny/windy to very windy, 60-80F
Totals: 27 bass, 3 walleye, 1 muskie
Lures: Bomber Flat A crankbait (baby bass) – 19 bass, Zoom Baby Brush Hog – 7 bass, Rapala Rattlin’ Rap – 1 bass
Top Bass: 4-8 Baby Brush Hog
Top 5 Weight: 14-5 (4-8,3-11,2-7,2-1,1-10)

Chilly Willy Fishing – Years ago at Lake Bracken, we came up with a technique that we labeled “Chilly Willy Fishing.” Basically, we used to just goof around with a simple straight vertical presentation where you drop your line directly into the water next to the edge of the boat, dock, retaining wall, etc. It seems that at some point we’d observed the cartoon penguin utilize this approach to harvest his dinner in one of the old episodes. Anyway, a few days prior to my trip, I watched Dad drop a Baby Brush Hog next to a stump in this fashion as I worked to reposition the boat. He promptly hoisted a 1-8 on board and we had good laugh recalling this nostalgic presentation. It was amazing how the fish remained tight on the piece of structure despite being directly beneath the boat in less than four feet of water. However, upon seeing several large clouds of baitfish in the area, it was obvious that the bass had a prime piece of real estate.

7:48am – quality catch at 2-7 to start the Top 5 for the day

Chilly Willy Point – On my return trip, the spot that we call “Chilly Willy Point” had the added attraction of being pounded by high winds from the south. I spent just over a half hour fishing the area and caught four bass weighing a total of 10-8 on my Baby Brush Hog. Individual weights, in order of catch, were 1-5, 3-11, 4-8 and 1-0. After hauling in the 4-8 back-to-back with a 3-11, I had to laugh aloud at my good fortune. In fact, the bulk of my half hour on the spot was spent weighing, photographing, and recording bass and then having to reposition the boat for another try. I had never gotten around to giving the spot a good name over the years, but it will forever be known as Chilly Willy Point.

September 25, 2007 – bonus shot of Dad from a few days prior with a couple from our 11-5 Top 5 haul at Lake Storey

Chilly Willy Stump – If you know where to look, there is a stump on Chilly Willy Point, and it was home to the batch of bass detailed above. The stump is hollow on top, and Dad once caught a bass by pitching his creature bait into the opening. A classic fish story and further reason to pay homage to Chilly Willy the penguin with the name.

9:26am – Top Bass at 4-8 somehow landed by this goofy looking angler

Top Bass – The 4-8 established a new family Lake Storey record topping Brent’s 4-7 from October 23, 1998. However, Brent would take the record back on October 19, 2018, with a 4-11 that still stands as our lake record.

My original blog entry noted that “My 27 bass on 9/30 pushed me past my goal of 200 as the 2007 total currently stands at 210.” Well, this year, I have already established a new yearly record for total bass. More on that in a future article as I am aiming for a milestone on my next outing. Talk to you later. Troy

Prowl the Canal – September 19

I took a Monday off from work and hit The Canal after getting the boys to school. My plan was to spend a couple of hours in the boat, nab a Top 5, and let the Knox County strip mine grass dry out for a hike that afternoon. Two out of three ain’t bad as the old Meatloaf song goes. The Canal bass proved tough to fool on the sunny morning and I ended up with a “Top 3” instead.

Stats
Date: September 19
Time: 9:15am-11:15am
Totals: 3 bass
Weather: Sunny/calm 68-76F
Lures: War Eagle spinnerbait (white/chartreuse) – 2 bass, Whopper Plopper 110 (bone) – 1 bass
Top Bass:1-14 Spinnerbait
Top 5 Weight (only 3 at 12” or better): 4-11 (1-14,1-10,1-3)

Notes and Nonsense

First Bass – I figured that the sun beating directly down on The Canal would push the bass tighter to the weed cover. I also wasn’t overly confident that my Whopper Plopper would be effective with the sun having risen above the tree line. However, about fifteen minutes into casting I had a solid 1-10 on the plopper. Such success can send mixed signals so I was cautiously optimistic that a few more would show up on the presentation. Not surprisingly, none did as I tossed the bait around a fair amount hoping for that one big bite.

10:29am –  Long but lean Top Bass

Top Bass – My Top Bass was an emaciated eighteen-and-a-half-inch fish. As is customary I shot my pics of the fish broadside, so it is not entirely apparent how gaunt the fish was when looked at ventrally. As an experienced fisherman, I can see from the photo that something just isn’t right with the body plan of the fish in terms of healthy proportions. At least it was still fit enough to be looking for a meal (or perhaps it was starving). In terms of weight, it was significantly lighter than a healthy bass of the same length. Typical weight on a filled-out fish would have been pushing three pounds but this catch only tipped the scales at a scrawny 1-14.

Scale Settings – I like the compact size and lip gripping clamp of my Rapala scale but I sure have a heck of a time getting readings. For starters, I regularly must turn it on and off multiple times before it registers a fish hanging from the clamp. In the process of trying to get a weight, I occasionally switch the weight settings on accident. The worst-case scenario is when I wind up with metric weight. This requires the calculator app on my phone as those conversion factors that I learned in fifth grade (1977) have long gone by the wayside. On this outing I managed to switch the scale to decimal settings but at least I can figure the ounces in my head (although I always check on the calculator app just in case). In the case of the Top Bass described above, the weight was 1.86 pounds.

More than a few frustrating casts out there these days

Debris – I have found The Canal to be a dynamic fishing hole as it changes considerably as the year progresses. Aquatic vegetation really takes hold as the water warms and it can get quite ugly on many stretches. In addition, recent outings have seen an uptick in duckweed drifting and collecting throughout the pools. But the most frustrating development has been an abundance of floating vegetative debris. It is difficult to see from a distance and routinely fouls casts as the lure collects the weeds during the retrieve. And the leaves are on the way…

 

As I head into my second fall of fishing The Canal, I am looking forward to finding a good fall bite (fall starts at Labor Day in my book). Last year, I struggled in the fall while prowling via bike. We’ll see how this fall pans out with the advantage of having a boat on the water. Another pair of fall outings are in the books so stay tuned for those reports. Talk to you later. Troy

Strip Mine Report – September 19

As we head towards October, access to the Knox County public strip mines will soon be ending for another year. Therefore, I made the decision last week to take one more shot despite the abundance of terrestrial vegetation making the hike a challenge. Today’s report details the fishing results as well as the effects of this questionable stunt.

Stats
Date: September 19
Time: 1:30pm-4:50pm
Totals: 8 bass
Weather: Sunny to partly cloudy/calm 81-83F
Lures: 5” Yamasenko wacky rig (smoke shad) – 4 bass, Chatterbait (white) with Zako trailer (Tennessee Shad) – 2 bass, Bass Pro Shops Enticer Pro Series Rattling Jig (white) with Baby Paca Craw (gold pumpkin) – 2 bass
Top Bass: 2-12 Jig
Top 5 Weight (only 4 at 12” or better): 6-9 (2-12,2-1,1-0,0-12)

3:24pm – Top Bass at 2-12 (18″) on a jig and craw

Notes and Nonsense

Maybe Next Year – My first stop was a short narrow lake that is roughly the length of a basketball court and just over half as wide. I often wonder how many bass call it home and needed four more to reach one hundred bass caught from the lake. The bite on the lake was slow, and on the strip mines there is no reason to stick around on a stingy lake when another opportunity lies a five-minute walk away. After forty-five minutes and three bass, I walked away one bass short of my goal.

Winning Lures

Molar Saves the Day – None of these lakes had names when we first started fishing them, so I took it upon myself to create some. The third lake that I fished on this trip is called “Molar Lake,” as I thought that the shape resembled one of your back teeth. On this lake, I slowed down my presentation after striking out on faster moving lures. A jig and craw proved to be a winner along a ridge that bisects the western portion of this pothole. My two best bass of the day at 2-12 and 2-1 came in a seven-minute span and made the hike a bit more worthwhile.

 

First Time for Everything – The week prior to this outing, I was discussing my strip mine hikes with a co-worker. I indicated that I am usually out there prowling for four or five hours at a time. He asked if I ever sit down for a rest or remain on my feet the whole time. My response was that I stay upright but sure am glad when I get back to the truck for a seat and the ride home. Well, up until this outing, that response was correct. Reaching my final stop, with the combination of the weeds and the heat, I was beat, and had to have a seat. My rest spanned about five minutes on a knob at lakeside while I made a handful of fruitless casts. As I sat, I pondered my fifteen-minute walk back to the truck and finally mustered up the energy to get back on my feet.

Strip mine fishing is a workout

Aftermath – I had hoped to fish until sunset but the hike on the heels of two morning hours on The Hennepin Canal had taken their toll. I was simply worn out. As I wrapped up my drive home, I got delayed by a stopped train near Colona. I waited it out for fifteen minutes and wound up with a cramp in my left leg from sitting oddly. With the train stalled at the crossing, I finally opted to turn around and take an alternate route home. When I arrived at home, my right leg cramped up so bad as I exited the truck that I could not walk. Julie came out to check on me in the driveway and after several minutes the cramp passed. This is the second time in the past two years that I have been stopped in my tracks after a strip mine hike. Either I need to get in better shape or knock it off with these sorts of adventures.

My texts to Julie en route and upon arrival at home

So, here we are in what are the final six or eight weeks of my fishing year. I would like to get back down to either the strip mines or Lake Storey before it’s all over but may just wind up with a finish on The Canal. And speaking of The Canal, I have more trips to report, but I am leaning towards a September wrap-up instead of separate posts. Stay tuned as there is still plenty of fishing stuff to come. Talk to you later. Troy

Top 5 Update

Here’s another quality strip mine bass from Brent for this week’s update as those Knox County fishing holes near the end of angler access for 2022.

Weight: 3-8
Angler: Brent Jackson
Date: September 23
Location: Snakeden Hollow
Lure: Spinnerbait
Top 5 Weight: 18-9 (5-4,3-9,3-8,3-3,3-1) culls 2-15

A good-looking catch boots Brent’s last two-pounder and pushes him closer to the coveted twenty-pound mark. It will take a four-and-a-half-pounder to get him to twenty. They are out there but they don’t come easy. Overall, we are at ninety-one bass, a solid year but a tall order to get us to the one hundred bass mark for 2022. But fall can be a time when some big bass let their guard down so don’t put those poles away just yet. Talk to you later. Troy

Lake Storey Report – September 18

I grew up in Galesburg, Illinois and developed a fondness for chasing bass on Lake Storey just north of town a long time ago. This time of year, it calls me back to match wits with the bass during the annual “fall” drawdown that typically starts just after the Labor Day holiday. The lake gets plenty of pressure throughout the year, making for some educated bass and a fun challenge. Read on to see who came out ahead on my recent visit.

Thanks, John, for the leftover breakfast from our trip to The Rock the previous morning

Stats

Date: September 18
Time: 8:05am-3:50pm
Totals: 18 bass
Weather: Partly cloudy to sunny/windy 66-83F
Water Temperature: 74-75F
Lures: Strike King Special K Spinnerbait (bleeding shiner) with Zoom Creepy Crawler trailer (root beer/pepper/green) – 7 bass, War Eagle spinnerbait (white/chartreuse) – 5 bass, Strike King Squarebill crankbait (sexy shad) – 3 bass, Mann’s Baby 1- crankbait – 2 bass, Lunkerhunt topwater frog – 1 bass
Top Bass:2-12 Topwater Frog
Top 5 Weight: 9-4 (2-12,2-3,1-8,1-7,1-6)

Winning Lures (one other noted later in post)

Notes and Nonsense

Those Dam Bass – During the summer of 2021, my son, Jayce, joined me and his Uncle Brent for a couple of hours of bass fishing on Lake Storey. He and Brent came through with a pair of bass along the dam. Of course, we had fun with these catches, referring to them as some “nice dam bass.” Well, on this day I was fortunate to start out my morning with another Dam bass.

Top Bass (see below)

Bookend Top Bass – My first bass of the day came at 8:27am after about twenty minutes of casting and weighed 2-3. A solid start had me optimistic on my prospects for a good day. And while it would be a good day, I couldn’t outdo that first bass until my final bass of the day at 2:43pm came in at 2-12.

My Special K spinnerbait bit the dust but went out a hero as it landed a bass as the blade arm broke off

Targets and Angles – I’ve fished Lake Storey for a long time and have a customary batch of targets that I hit as I make my way around the lake. For one spot, I always have a Mann’s Baby 1- crankbait at the ready. Roughly three hours into my trip, I reached the spot and made my first few casts of the day with the Baby 1-. Right on cue, a fourteen-inch bass that weighed in at 1-2 took the bait. Ten minutes later, on the same spot, I employed another favorite Lake Storey trick as I switched lures and hit the spot from the opposite direction after drifting past. In this case, a spinnerbait retrieved past the structure fooled another “keeper” at twelve inches and 0-12. While not the largest bass, I sure dig the feedback when all those years of experience pay off.

Amy day that I can land eighteen bass on Lake Storey is a winner. Per my data going back to 1997, my Lake Storey catch rate is 1.02 bass/hour. On this trip, my catch rate jumped to 2.32 bass/hour.

As I have noted previously, my daily goals on a fishing trip are as follows:

1. Don’t get shutout – twenty-two minutes in I had achieved that goal
2. Land a Top 5 (five bass at 12” or better) – completed at the four-hour mark
3. Post a ten-pound Top 5 – missed it by twelve ounces but had one fish break off on a hookset and a two-pounder come off at the boat. I have no guess on the size off the first missed fish but the second may have boosted my total by the twelve ounces that I was lacking.

No matter on the ones that got away, as I fished hard and found what the bass would bite. In fact, my final bite (and Top Bass) came on a topwater frog which is a seldom used presentation for me, particularly at Lake Storey. I had to pat myself on the back for that decision as I had a weedy stretch that made any other presentation frustrating and ineffective. Setting aside my stubborn streak, I picked up my frog rod and was rewarded with a good fish. Perhaps there is a lesson there.

 

Ideally, I would like to hit Lake Storey one more time in 2022, but weekend free time will be limited during the remainder of my fishing year. At least I have The Canal close to home. And I still have several more fishing reports to pass along so stay tuned and talk to you later. Troy

Friday Flashback – September 23, 1997

 

As an avid angler, I remember a lot of fish and a lot of the details of the catches. In the case of my first muskie, I certainly remember the basic details but there was much more beyond the catch.

This fish came from Snakeden Hollow’s Lake McMaster while on a fishing trip with Dad back on September 23, 1997, at 7:50am. The lure that fooled the fish was an old favorite, the Zara Spook in the black shore minnow pattern. Nowhere near what would be considered a “trophy” muskie at thirty-three and a half inches but as my first muskie it sure brought a smile to my face.

And after the previous couple of days of outdoor activities, I needed a smile.

Two days earlier, I had launched the boat on Lake McMaster and never made a cast. I pushed off from the ramp only to discover that there was an issue with the trolling motor. As a result, I was dead in the water having no fuel in the tank for the thirty-five-horsepower outboard motor as the lake had a ten-horsepower limit. Fortunately, the light breeze did not move me far from the ramp and I was able to paddle back with the emergency paddle kept in the boat. I fooled around with the plug on the motor at the front console without any success. Although I had planned on a camping trip, my frustration sent me back home with a broken boat.

The following day, Dad and I were able to determine that the trolling motor issue was a fuse problem and got things back in working order. As such I decided to resume my camping plans at Little John and Dad would meet me the next morning with the boat for another shot at Lake McMaster.

Things continued to go poorly with overnight rain that lasted into the morning as I waited in the tent for Dad to arrive. Once he arrived, I elected to wait in his truck as the rain kept falling and we pondered our plan. Well, we were determined to fish, so we visited in the truck until the rain began to fade. As we were planning on fishing through lunchtime, we needed to make some sandwiches from the provisions that I’d packed in the cooler. We still laugh about sitting in the truck making our lunch.

Eventually, we launched in the light rain, and after only a handful of casts, I had my first muskie in the boat. Proof that even when things aren’t going your way, keep on casting as sooner or later, good things will happen.

I’ve caught more than a dozen muskies since that first catch (mostly all “accidents” while bass fishing like today’s flashback fish), some bigger, some not. I will never be a muskie angler as there are just not enough bites and the pursuit will physically wear you out. But for one morning, I kind of looked like one. Talk to you later. Troy

The Rock Report – September 17

I was quite excited to get a shot to fish an impressive Peoria County private lake that I had visited several times since 2014. This trip was my first since 2020 and it was made extra special by being able to have three other anglers join forces. Read on to see how it panned out for me, my brother (Brent), my son (Jayce) and our friend (John).

Stats

Location: The Rock – Peoria County

Date: September 17
Time: 7:15am-12:15am
Totals: 70 bass, 1 crappie combined for four anglers
Weather: Partly cloudy/very windy 66-72F
Water Temperature: 73-74F
Lures: Senko wacky rig (various colors) – 35 bass, Spinnerbaits (various) – 25 bass, Mann’s Popper – 5 bass, Chatterbait (white) – 3 bass, Whopper Plopper 110 (Terminator) – 2 bass
Top Bass:2-4 Brent (Spinnerbait)
Top 5 Weight: 8-2 (2-4,1-11,1-8,1-7,1-4)

 

Notes and Nonsense

Meet Up and Meal – As we were bringing a pair of boats, the plan was to meet in Knoxville. Brent, Jayce, and I grabbed a couple of burritos and a hash brown while John brought a batch of cinnamon rolls for each boat. Those cinnamon rolls also provided breakfast for another of my fishing trips and snacks for my folks and kids on Sunday.

Guessing Game – While the rest of the crew were not afflicted with the stat-keeping habit, they were kind enough to play along with my pre-launch prediction activity. As detailed above, the categories consisted of guessing our Top 5 Weight (five heaviest bass combined for all in the crew), Top Bass of the Day (all anglers combined), Top Bass – Individual (each angler predicting their own heaviest bass), and Top Lure (most bass landed on a lure type for all anglers combined). If you are confused, don’t feel alone as I got questions and puzzled looks while soliciting guesses. The circled guesses were the closest to the final results and also included in the grid were the weights for each angler’s personal Top Bass. In the end, the only angler who came up short was the guy who thought this stunt was a good idea.

I guess Jayce’s hat refers to a video game character (Wario) but I think it should stand for Whopper Plopper

Prize Winner – While on a work trip to Wichita earlier in the week, my co-worker and I had made a stop at Bass Pro Shops in Altoona, Iowa. I grabbed a Whopper Plopper to award to one of the anglers at the end of our trip based on some sort of criteria to be determined later. It turned out that Jayce received the prize for staking a claim to Top Bass for much of the trip before his catch was dethroned by his uncle in the home stretch. There were suspicions that our youngest angler was a bit of a shoo-in for the prized lure and my reply was just a grin.

While the Senko was Top Lure, a couple classic spinnerbaits also caught a few (Blue Glimmer and Emiquon Special, left to right)

Good numbers but just couldn’t find the quality bites that call the lake home. No matter, as an enjoyable time was had by all. Plenty of old fish stories were told throughout the morning and many more memories were made.

And my answer is “No” as you have to be on your toes for some hijinks with Jayce and Uncle Brent

And it doesn’t stop there, as my next three days included several more fishing trips. Stay tuned for tales from Lake Storey, The Canal, and the Knox County strip mines. Talk to you later. Troy

Top 5 Update

Another angler has a limit of five fish as Jayce Jackson finds the two bass he was missing while on a fishing adventure to a Peoria County private lake.

Weight: 1-11
Angler: Jayce Jackson
Date: September 17
Weather: Partly cloudy/windy
Water Temp: 74F
Location: Peoria County private lake
Lure: Whopper Plopper 90 (Terminator)
Structure: Flat/sticks

Weight: 0-12
Angler: Jayce Jackson
Date: September 17
Weather: Partly cloudy/windy
Water Temp: 74F
Location: Peoria County private lake
Lure: Senko wacky rig
Angler Comments: I had a fun time.
Top 5 Weight: 7-1 (2-3,1-11,1-4,1-3,0-12)

Well done, Jayce, and here’s hoping we can find a few more quality bites to boost your total before the year ends. Talk to you later. Troy