Saturday, April 30, 2011

Good Fishin'...

I made another short excursion to a couple of small ponds with my brother in law last week and had a ton of fun!  The weather was perfect and the water is getting warm.  I started out with a shallow diving chartreuse Strike King crankbait and caught a nice little one pounder on my 5th cast!    The pace slowed and over the next hour I wore out the hinges on my tacklebox as I tried spinnerbaits and crankbaits of every color! I was beginning to get frustrated.  Then I remembered the new pack of 1/8 ounce Roadrunner Jigs I had bought on sale back in the winter.  It was a great choice, as over the next 2 hours I caught 4 more bass, 4 nice crappies and 2 bluegill.  Can't wait to go back!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Quick Trip...

I got the chance to make a quick stop at a small pond near my home this afternoon.  The weather has been better and the water was not as cold as the last few times I have been fishing.
I decided that I would try some smaller baits due to the relative size of the pond that I reckon was about a quarter of an acre or so.  This seemed to be the right choice and I caught 4 small bass from a half pound up to about one pound in the 2 hours I was there.                    
I used a white Chatterbait jig and a Beetlespin with a white grub.  These are usually pretty reliable and once again proved their worth!

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Break in the Weather...

Finally a break in the cold, rainy weather!  So I hit a local pond with a buddy in his jon boat.  The water is still cool and extremely muddy due to all of the rain we have had.  I did manage to land 4 decent bass, the largest being nearly 2 pounds.  I caught 2 on a 4" Chatterstick and 2 on a small Chatterbait jig with a white curl-tail grub trailer.  These seem to show up well in dingy water and have incredible vibration.  All in all a great afternoon!