I don't claim to be an expert fisherman ... just a guy who loves to fish and has been blessed for his efforts. I learned a long time ago that in fishing, and in much of life, you get out of it what you put into it. I work hard when fishing, I study a lot, and always try to learn something on every outing. I hope you can use the information I post on this blog to learn something as well. Thanks for following along!

Saturday, August 22, 2009

August 22, 2009 - Lake Waubesa

Gave Andy another fishing lesson this morning. Ended up with about 12, including this 21" caught on a jig and chigger craw under a dock. Cool, fairly strong wind out of the NW.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

August 6, 2009 - Lake Waubesa

Back to Waubesa for about 4 hours this morning (8 to noon). Wind calm ... temps about 75. A lot of green on top of the water. Fishing was slower, but still caught about 10, all on banjo minnows. Biggest was a fat 19"er. All fish were deep under docks and near a post. The 19" grabbed it and ran but I didn't get a hook in. Two casts later he grabbed it again and the circle hook went into the meat of the mouth.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

August 5, 2009 - Lake Waubesa

Tried something new today ... Worms were slow, the lake was calm, and the water was fairly clean. After two hours of slow action I tied on a banjo minnow. I ended up with about 15 bass, including two at 16", one each at 17", 18", and 21". All were deep under docks and pontoons. Most of the larger fish sucked the bait in, the 18" came out of the water to get it! Hot temps, no wind. One day before the full moon.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

August 1, 2009 - Lake Waubesa

Finally an end to the three week dry spell! Caught about a dozen this morning ... the biggest being just over 20" and 4.5 lbs. Wackey rigged sinking minnow under a dock. I believe I had this fish hit 3 times this morning before I finally got a hook in him. I tried a circle hook the third time around ... it worked wonderfully! It's tough to resist setting the hook like normal ... but with a little practice it seems to really be the ticket!