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10/20/2017
51° - 55°
Casting
Largemouth Bass
Red And Green
Raining
Jig
Afternoon
51° - 55°
10/20/2017
2
950

Had I boated all of them it would have been a 4!

Launched into whitecaps and very dirty water. Motored south into the wind and fished the SE corner all the way west to the park weaving in and out of the big pad field. I fished three different frogs, pitched plastics and slow rolled a swim jig and only had one good one roll on a swimming frog.

Fishing from the park back around piling point in the pouring rain I didn't get bit. Fishing the shallows north of piling point slow rolling a swim jig produced the first strike and only boated bass. 4.8 pounds. Threw right back in the same spot and hooked another one but it ran left then jumped and spit me. Maybe 3 pounds.

Moved over to piling row and lost one and missed another. Motored over to fish the docks on the north side, fished down to the NE corner without a bite.

Pitched the pads and laydowns up the east side and ran the swim jig some more but that was that as all the pad chopping and wind fighting drained my batteries too much to continue effectively.

The water was 54* and very dirty brown, I imagine from all the wind. The pads are still pretty thick but getting very weak and navigating through them is pretty doable. Water level is down quite a bit still as well.


Comments

bob johansen
10/21/2017 11:32:44 AM
Wow! You never give up. I used to be that way - fished rain or shine - about 100 times a year. Of course part of that was salmon and steelhead in the winter. My bass season was between March 1st and October 31. Do your bass fishing now before you grow into your 80s.
Bassdood56
10/21/2017 6:02:37 PM
Great job!
8theB8
10/21/2017 6:23:42 PM
I try not to! Every time I think about bagging it I think of your words of wisdom :)
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Website: Lake Roosevelt Charters

Phone: (206) 471-8036