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!

Friday, August 24, 2012

Duh! Why did I think of this earlier?????

A few weeks ago I picked up one of my personal best smallmouth … a chunky 5.5 lbs brute. When taking the hook out I couldn’t help but notice the tail of what looked like about a 6-7″ perch sticking out its throat. The picture I took doesn’t show the tail real well, but you can definitely see the bulge in the fishes belly. So, what should this have told me? DUH! It took a while, but it finally came to me today. The smallie bite on the rocks has slowed signifiicantly and the bite in the weeds has picked up. Also … I’m not seeing as many boats nearby when I’m out on the humps? Why not? THE PERCH HAVE MOVED OFF THE ROCKS and are now on the deep weed lines! The bigger, meat eating smallies followed them! I should have figured this out Wednesday night when I caught a couple of perch on leeches just before the smallie bite exploded at sunset! So … tomorrow morning when I hit the lake at first like … perch imitating gulp minnows on drop shots on the wind blown weed edges.

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