Emailed and called Big Capt Don, (Thursday trip got cancelled) explain to him that Oneofthepack had all the heads, and lures for perch that I ordered, and was he will to make a trip today at his Top Secret Spot to chase some perches. Big Dom emailed back, same time, same place, don’t be late.
Had the tax man blues, me thought they collecting ransom for King George again, always think about Robin Hood, when tax man called.
Had a good (3 ½) hour work out 7-10:30 pm
Got an early start, it was dark when we launched
Bay Flat Jr smiled when I hooked her up, she not use to this much action during summer, Yamaha Nightmare Machine, cranked up with one pull, one pull that’s all
Wind calm, not a ripple, louds moved overhead, wind 6-8 from the east
Mild temps, mild as long as the cloud blocked the sun, then it go a little warm
We all my ourselves, had the pick of nay area we wanted to fishy
Water Temp, mild, not as hot as before
Water level up 2”
Water clarity on a scale of 1-7 was a strong 10 plus, love to have this at Delacroix
Tide could not tell if water moving
TECHN IQUE / STARTEGY:
Try out new heads (1/24th oz.) and new beetles, (1” black grub)
Bring bass pole on boat just in case, it rigged with Matrix Shad and an H&H ¼ oz. head.
Have my continuing education on learning the spots to fish, and how to fish them, education provide by the one and only Capt Don
You can articulate, type, and even give a fisherperson a map on the how, when, where, what, why of fishing a specific spot, but this all pales to being able to be in the boat, and getting first-hand knowledge, and instant feedback on how to fish an area, spot / location.
Find a spot # with the four fundamentals / criteria of catching:
Wind at your back (not a problem)
Moving water (don’t think we had any)
Water clarity ((10) plus)
Holding fish (had a couple of spots that produced a number of perch)
Cast & retrieve, reel slow, once again lure speed is everything
Thought casting ultra-light rough, but when the win picked up we had a whole new ball game, casting into the wind was almost impossible.
AREAS / SPOTS / NUMBERS ON THE MAP FISHED:
Big Capt Don’s top secret spot, SP-1 (9)p, Sp-2 (10)p, SP-3 (7)p, SP-4, SP-5, SP-1 (2)p, (SP-5)5p, SP-4 1p, SP-3 (1)p SP-2 (1)p, stopped fishing at 9:35 AM, called it a day.
Lived to fish another day
(36) perches, Bluegill, Sun, Goggle Eye, Lake Runners, (nice size), and bass
Quick, easy, relaxing trip, no sweat no bells, and no whistles, just a perfect day on the water chasseing perches.
Sharing a fun trip with Capt Don, a true fishing machine
Best fishing trip of my life, until he next one.
FISHERPERSON OF THE DAY:
Score was 14 to 19, it was close all day, Oneofthepack had the lead for a while, and then Big Capt Don had the lead, but at spot SP-4 Capt Don got on a (3) run to 0 perch coming into the box, plus on the throw backs he had a good lead with that too. Oneofthepack tried the Matrix Shad in hope me could pull it out, but it was not to be
Big Capt Don conceded the honors, and even decline it, but Oneofthepack was not having anything to do with that, Big Capt Don fisherperson of the day and has me 2-1 overall. He a hard fisherperson, and never gives up.
PONDER OF THE DAY:
As no person is born an artist, so no fisherperson is born an angler.
Hope to be back at them in the AM, until then:
Team Jo-Jo & Oneofthepack