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Thursday, January 14, 2010

• Off the pier 1-14-2010 - First Bass of 2010

I went out on the pier this morning armed with my Pflueger Summit on a 6'6MH rod and a 5/16oz Eakins Jig tied on at the end of some 12# Gamma Copolymer. I made sure to bring the net this time. Maybe that's why I ended up only catching one fish.

I spent a while tossing to the usual trees. Hit one spot pretty close to a cypress tree and had a nibble. Set the hook and reeled 'er in. Funny how I've been talking with a few people online about the Summit. The fish wasn't a monster, but I had no trouble handling it with that reel. At one point, the bass started a fast run towards me and I was able to take up the slack without even blinking. I forgot how I could just do anything I pleased with the Summit.

Ended up weighing 1lb 13oz. Again, not a monster. That's my first bass of 2010. Maybe this is a good sign that the jig will be more productive earlier than expected.

Air temps were in the low 40's when I started and the water coming off the line made my hands numb after fishing a while. Didn't wear gloves. I quit when I couldn't really sense anything on the line with my left thumb. Didn't get another bump.

The sun came out this afternoon, so I'm sure that will help warm things up, but we're expecting rain for a couple of days. There is still a little bit of ice lingering along the shaded sides of cypress trees. Still cold water.

The pelicans don't seem to mind it much. Saw a flock of 12 yesterday. There were about half as many swimming around out there. I also saw one gull do a fly over.

1 comments:

Fish Whisperer said...

I the weather that the states are experiencing I am amazed you can catch anything. Well done for a 2010 start.
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