tried some topwater lure action at McDowell last week one evening...bluegills couldn't keep themselves away from my bass lure, but none got hooked. My buddy and i each caught 3 small largemouth, from 6-10 inches long. weed beds along shore make it very high maintenance fishing at best. Poppers on a fly rod with waders would be good to try for bluegills, but haven't done it yet.
The largemouth bass (Micropterus salmoides) is a species of fish in the sunfish family. It is also known as widemouth bass, bigmouth, black bass, bucketmouth, Florida bass, Florida largemouth, green bass, green trout, linesides, Oswego bass, and southern largemouth. The largemouth bass is the state fish of Alabama(official freshwater fish), Georgia, Mississippi, Florida(state freshwater fish), and Tennessee(official sport fish).<br />
The largemouth is marked by a series of dark, sometimes black, blotches forming a jagged horizontal stripe along each flank. The upper jaw (maxilla) of a largemouth bass extends beyond the rear margin of the orbit. The largemouth is the largest of the black basses, reaching a maximum recorded overall length of (38 in/97 cm) and a maximum recorded weight of 25 pounds (11.3 kg). The fish lives 16 years on average.
Went out for a few hours Saturday caught 2 largemouth bass at about 15 inches and 3 walleye ranging from 8-12 inches. Marked a lot of fish and lost a few. Ice was about a foot thick
Went looking for spawning bass/bluegill topwater action a week ago at Sweetbriar Lake. appeared to be too early for both bass or bluegill. weeds werent on the surface yet, but either were the bugs...seemed eerily void of flying insects. Did get a 2# bass up to the side of the canoe tho...
Caught about a 2 lb 17 inch bass today on a Texas rigged yum blue and Black worm... caught him on the fall when the bait hit the water... unfortunately that was the only one I caught just haven't figured out where they are or what exact to use. Any help or information or tips I could get would help.
I made my first trip to Brewer today. I tried a little shore fishing at different points around the lake. Didn't catch anything, but didn't really have a line wet for very long.
The only reason I'm posting is to report that I saw a lot of dead Bluegill floating around. I'm guessing there was a bad winter-kill...does anyone have any info about how bad it was?
EDAK Bass Club's "Bald Hill Bass Battle" Saturday May 24th, 7:30-3:30, Sundstroms landing,$40 per team, $5 lunker pot per team member. All are welcome.
Went out to Clausens at dusk and slammed gills and bass with a floating rapala. The bass were no more than 8 inches, but the gills were all bigger than my hand. Fished right off the dock.
Well fudge, went to McDowell on Saturday to try and spend a couple hours chasing some gills around. Didn't have a good day, the damn wind was blowing to beat the band out of the north and I had a complete battery failure on one of my trolling motor batteries. Note to all, a 24V system doesn't work worth a hoot when run off a single 12V battery. Grrrr....
Took my boat out as Wednesday as it was quite warm. I was out there to target some largemouth.
I had my boat in the water at around 11am and spent about 2 hrs trolling around. Once I had my first bite at around 1pm. I landed about 10 more LM in the next 2 hrs. I missed a couple of bites and had a mid 20'' pike following as well.
The largest bass was a 3 lbs 8 oz
Anyone have any luck in the East Refuge? I'm coming from Fargo and a buddy and I are going fishing next weekend and trying to find a good place.