#6856, "08/14/05--New PB--9 lbs--26"--Dodge Co PFA--Matt's BB"
What a lake! Dodge County PFA--low 90s, almost no clouds, bright sunshine, windy, 5-7 mph-off-and-on, water clarity maybe 3'? I'm back in the stumps in 14-16' of water where I caught the 7/12(Wed.) and the 5 even yesterday. Got there at about 11 AM and caught her at about 11:45 AM---in the heat of the day.
I told my wife last night that I thought I'd head back to the swamp pond today since it's so much closer to home and I hadn't been there since last Sun. Changed my mind this morning and am I glad I did. As Matt and others have said, "go where there are big Bass or you won't have a chance at catching big Bass",---or words to that effect.
I was throwing Matt's BB and kept getting hung-up as I was yesterday and in fact, had to break off another BB. I tied a new one on, covered it in Megastrike, and then, since I'd just gotten a bottle of the new, clear http://www.bassbusters.net/hawgsauce/ , I dipped the last half of the BB in it and went to casting again.
I was reeling it back in at a steady pace when I felt a hit. She grabbed it at with just about 12' of line still out and we started havin' fun. She took me around my little boat and did two head-shakes out of the water as two young guys watched from maybe 30 yards away in their Bass boat. I couldn't tell where she was hooked but I didn't want her to get away and was lucky enough to get her next to the boat where I lipped her.
The BB's hook was in her tongue pad and the bait was still in perfect shape. She had been tagges as the other ones were too but the tag was missing leaving just a piece of line sticking out of her side and a welt on her side.
Had a few other hits but that's the only one I hooked. Came home earlier than usual. stopping on the way back to get a sack of Hardy's Farms hot, boiled peanuts.