Another tough fishing week as cold fronts strolled through presenting high winds to go with the muddy water. But Mann's Baby 1-Minus remained effective. Casting these small crankbaits over grass remnants and around wood lay downs worked here and there. Small spinnerbaits were also catching bass as were soft plastic Texas rigged stick worms skipped under docks and in grass holes. All in all, still a very tough week as the hydrilla is dying off, leaving a lot of areas muddy.
My first trip of the week was interesting, as I have fished with these guys before, but it's been a few years. We had a lot of catching up to do. Politics were discussed. Of course at our age health challenges including surgeries were covered. But mostly it was catching up on job situations and kids. I had fished with one guy’s kids who are now in their latter years of their college education. Nice to hear about them!
I also was able to fish with my good friend Jack Eyler. We used to fish a few days during the season, but he retired to a beach community in North Carolina. He was always willing to help me run around to find more fish for upcoming guide trips. This trip we were working. Jack is a great camera guy and I trust his opinion...he will let me know when I need to do another take. We have been working on an instructional fishing video this year. We finished all of our shoots and now I will be in edit mode with videos ready for the January shows. There truly is no off-season for a full time bass guide!
Take a look at my latest BoatUS ANGLER DIY article…Get that sinking feeling! Making a weighted wacky rig hook! http://www.boatus.com/angler/DIY-weighting-a-wacky.asp
Until next time,
see you on the water.
WEAR a PFD!
I’m gone fishing.
Capt. Steve Chaconas
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