First, Sorry I've been MIA.
I took my W500 out to Rainbow Reservoir in Windsor Ct on June 30th.
June has really kicked my butt, as far as fishing goes.
I've caught plenty of fish, but nothing over 2lbs.
Except for 2 LMB, this one today, and a 5.10lb LMB on June 4th.
Thats the second picture, I was on my Friends Bass boat.
But today, the Air temps were perfect, water was 77 degrees, from 82 degrees yesterday.
Windy, and it was a pain in the arse.
Started off with the Carolina rigged worm, with a 3/8oz weight, fan casting all around me.
But the only thing I was pulling in the boat was weeds.
Went to the deeper edge with a steep drop off from 9' to 22',
started working the c-rig there....................NADA
Went back to my confidence bait, the yum dinger, texas rigged weedless, and started working the wood.
Remember when I said wood is good.
Well it is, I started pulling in crappies, perch, smb, and lmb,
but nothing with size.
Headed to a fresh tree that came down last week, and skipping my
yum dinger, up and under the tree's outside edge in 8' of water.
Let it sink, while counting to 10, as I reached 8, I felt a tick.
Swung back and set the hook hard, Crap it's Big and heavy, pulling my yak right into the tree.
I'm trying to paddle with one hand to back out, then the wind kicks up, Like Gail Force.
I Worked myself and the fish out in front of the tree and ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ............
Back in she goes, towing my yak back into the tree once again.
Now I'm almost certain I must have snagged a crap, because this
baby was yanking me all over.
I dig in as best I could with the Paddle, and backed the yak off
a good 10' with my bail open............reel in the slack line,
and she's still there, I stand up and really put the screws to her.
This was the moment of truth, either she'd come out of the tree
with my lure still in her mouth............or she'd be gone.
I felt the weight of the fish as she popped out of the limbs,
and she gives me a big howdy doooooooooo with a tail walk.
I'm crapping my pants, grab the net and pull her towards it, and scoop her up.
BIG Large Mouth Bass
I Get her weight, 5.4 lbs, just a hair over 22" long.
Man if she was fat she would have weighed a lot more.
Long and skinny, and recouping from the spawn.
I Thanked RB for finally giving up one of her Pigs.
Life Is Good.
Paddle Safe All.