No plan for a trip, but woke up living to fish so made a solo trip to Big Bud’s favorite 5 mile reef, gathering intel to see if the Silverwodners wanted to come out and play dodge the Matrix Shad Lemon Drop.
- Had a great send off for me fishing partner Big Ray, (passed away) lasted well into late evening, got to see and meet many of his family that I nerve had the pleasure meeting before.
- Bed at 7:30 PM
- Up at 1:00 AM
- Watch college football taps
- Back to bed at 5:00 AM
- Up at 6:30 AM, time to go fishing
- Took no time to get the Bay Flat Jr ready, me in the water by 7:15
- Reached Tites Place to launch, not a trailer or boat in sight, NOT A GOOD SIGN
- In the honey hole 7:30, fished till 11:07 AM
- E. 6-8 mph nice
- Partly cloudy, than a slight over cast day
- Mild temps
- Water temp????
- Water level up
- Water clarity on a Scale of 1-7 was a 7 plus, you could see the lure down 4-5 feet
- Slack tide than started to fall perfect
- Lots / many boast along the trestles
- Only saw one troller
TECHNIQUE / STRATEGY:
- Be safe
- Have fun
- Put some run time on Bay Flat Jr. and Yamaha Nightmare Machine
- This be me daily therapy for ALL me aliments
- Gather Intel for future trips, and to share with fisherperson, (on rodnreel.com) to help assist them in their choice of areas to fish, lures to use and presentation of same to the elusive Silverwonders.
- Confirm / debunk that Silverwonders are ready for the ¾ oz. jig heads
- Find a spot # with the five fundamentals / criteria of catching:
- WIND AT YOUR BACK: (No problem, wind not a factor)
- MOVING WATER: ( Perfect slack than fell all day)
- WATER CALRITY: (Off the chart / scale, beautiful looking water)
- HOLDING FISH: ( Steel pilings south of mile marker 174, North / West side of pilings, live shrimp with sliding cork)
- PATIENTS: ( Needed and had plenty, it was just so beautiful out their catching was just a thought.)
- Anchor up cast & retrieve slowly along the bottom, with a twitch every now and then, tight lining…………………………………NOTHING
- Oak River Troll (ORT)………………..DID NOT TRY
- Reverse Oak River Troll (RORT) ………..DID NTO TRY
- Oak River Skim (ORS) ……………DID NOT TRY
- Cork ……..DID NOT TRY
- Lake P Troll (LPT)…………….1 RED & 1 Freshwater Cat
- Dead bait………NONE
- Live bait…………………NONE
· LURE DU JOURE:
- 3” H&H Purple Beetle, matched up with H&H ¼ oz. round white head with gold hook…………….NOTHING
- 3” Chartreuse Glow Beetle, matched up with H&H ¼ oz. round white head w/gold hook………….DID NOT TRY
- Matrix Shad Lemon Drop, matched up with H&H ¼ oz. round white head w/gold hook……………1 RED & 1 FRESHWATER CAT
- Matrix Shad Lemon Drop, matched up with H&H 3/8 oz. round white head w/gold hook……………DID NOT TRY
- Matrix Shad Lemon Drop, matched up with H&H 1/2 oz. round white head w/gold hook……………DID NOT TRY
- Matrix Shad Lemon Drop, matched up with 3/4 oz. round lead head ……………N/A
AREAS / SPOTS / NUMBERS OF THE MAP FISHED:
North Draw Bridge south all the way out to mile marker 175 back and forth west & east side.
- Lived to fish another day
- (0 ) NMR Silverwonders
- 1 Red
- 1 Cat Fish
- (6) pilings
- No popped lines
- Learn that live shrimp on sliding cork is the trick / technique for the day, positon boat on west side 15-20 feet off trestles, throw out let tide move cork toward trestles.
- Great relaxing morning on Lake P, perfect in every way just real beautiful morning it be.
- Best fishing trip of my life, until the next one.
FISHERPERSON OF THE DAY:
(2) Fisherpersons in the Polar boat fishing mile marker 174 with live shrimp and a sliding cork, they caught 4 as me trolled by them on the west side, me on east side.
Lake P on the brink of turning on, stay tune, and if you go bring live shrimp and use with a sliding cork, set depth to about 8 feet or so.
PONDER OF THE DAY:
O & A:
Why do most people put more effort into their catching than their actual fishing?
FUTURE TEAM JO-JO’S ODYSSEYS AGENDA:
Delacroix bound tomorrow with Big PJ we be out and about in the Bay Flat Sr, me hope we luck out.
Team Jo-Jo & Oneofthepack
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