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Thursday, June 17, 2010

• Off The Pier 6-16-2010

Fished off the pier again during the morning hours. Didn't spend as much time searching. Spent more time focusing on the patterns I established the last time. Covered lots of duckweed and hit the shadows, especially near cypress trees. Ended up catching three fish.

First fish was a warmouth. I cast to a tree well away from the pier and bobbed the frog a couple times. The fish hit, I paused before setting the hook, and then yanked. Since I expected a bass to be on the other end, I yanked with a bit of force, sending this little warmouth skipping across the surface of the water. Must have scared the little fella to death. Imagine biting into something and then getting pulled 20 feet, bouncing your way across the water. Anyway, photographed and released in tip top shape as far as I could tell.

Next fish was another warmouth. Caught it in the thicker duckweed. Launched it across the surface the same way I did the first one. Part of me couldn't help but laugh, but another part of me felt bad for ripping the fish that hard. I also took a shot of the mouth to give you an idea of how much of a meal a Scumfrog is for a little warmouth. It's a mouthful.

Last fish came in shallow duckweed again. This time it was a small bass. Bobbed the frog a couple times next to a cypress tree and it hit hard.

That's all I could muster up this go around. Missed a hit in a shaded spot, but it could have been a gar. After setting the hook, the fish was there and then it wasn't. On the next cast, a gar went nose up after my line and another one surfaced just beyond where I previously cast. The heat was really getting brutal. I could feel it start to burn around 9am. By 10, the humidity took my breath away. Not looking forward to this kind of weather. A light breeze can linger on through June, but when things get dead calm with blue bird skies, nothing is safe from the rays of the sun. Boat carpet becomes so hot, walking barefoot around the boat is not an option. Fun.

1 comments:

Coloradocasters said...

Great stuff. I enjoy your posts and the pictures. Warmouth (or even gar for that matter) are fish I do not see a lot of.