*Disclaimer* this report is an entire weekend report:
And so it begins,
Decided to give Beaver another go after a week or so off. This lake has been burning a black hole in my dreams ever since I met a fellow angler (Roger) on our way back at the launch to call it a day. I showed up empty handed and he promptly asked if I minded taking a picture of his catch for the day with his son. low and behold he looks like he is weighing in at the classic finally as he pulls out a pair of pigs, 6.5lb and 8.5lb largemouth. needless to say I was slightly jealous I was on the wrong end of the camera that trip. Congrats Roger!
So back to my weekend. Started off about the same. I had things going on all day Saturday which burned me because I knew with the week long hot streak and the cold front pushing in late Friday night that conditions wouldn't get any better. And my friends let me know about it. First two pictures are my buddy who hooked up on that 2.5lb cage fighter pretty much right out of the gates after launching. That one stung cuz I knew there were more to come. About 5 minutes after he sent that picture another fishing buddy calls me, he is on his 12th bass of the morning (not on the same lake, he was bouncing around Arlington lakes). Thanks for letting me know how awesome the fish were biting! While I sat there ruing the day away not but an hour later my phone buzzes again, do I dare look? Curiosity got the best of me and I peeked, it only took me a second to start cussing. Here in front of me was that 6+lb hog outta beaver.
I couldn't handle it anymore and decided I had to go out Sunday for sure, but low and behold I had the old Honey-do list things to bash out before going and a trip down to the Zoo. That's fine, I'll hit the evening bite and it even started clouding up towards 4-5oclock so I'm thinking things are looking my way! To make this really long story not drag on forever more we ended up spooking a giant, nay an absolute monster bass in a group of sticks suspended away from the shore line and just as we were about to call it quits I had this little spunky male (Weighed in at 1.60lbs on my new digital fish gripper scale) destroy my watermelon w/ red n black flake senko (fished weightless). He actually hit is once, hard, jolting my line through the water directly into a pile of sticks, of course I fubared the hook set on the only bite and quickly got my senko sent flying back to the boat. I reeled up and tossed her in again just to the left a bit. With no tap, hit, jerk, or bump my line just started immediately meandering off to the left. I let it go about a ft or so and gave it the old bass pro hook set, ensuring that my failure would not be repeated. my rod doubled over (ugly stick w/ 8lb mono) and fight was on. I wasn't loosing this one so I played it around a hair and then just flipped it up and in the boat. Quick pic and measurement and back to the black water he went.
3* rating because I was miffed about missing Saturday's hot bite but that's just the little kid inside me pouting ;) in fact it should've been a 4-4.5* rating between my buddy's fish count and mine 2016 skunk breaker (oh ya I forgot to mention that part)
I'll try to shorten up my future reports, I tend to get carried away. Tight lines guys! hope the bass continue heatin up.