A few weeks ago I was catching Kentucky bass, now it looks like white bass are in the area. I’m not sure if they are moving around or if I’m just now hooking them. But schools are thrashing the water and right now they seem to be in control of the area. I landed one that was a little bit over 16 inches. A nice hefty fish that made me utter “steaks” while I was cleaning it, rather than “fillets”. I wish I could have landed that second one. I learned that I should have cast again immediately into that school, rather than waste time putting the first on the stringer.
The bass are still hitting in the shallows. I walk my dog to the lake, pretty much every day, so I figure I might as well drop a line in the water and catch some dinner. I didn’t bring the canoe and I wasn’t having any luck from shore, so I met the fish halfway. The water is still warm but the air is getting cooler. Once again, I have my best luck after sunset. I’ll work on getting my headgear arranged with lights so the scene won’t be so dark, but it’s light enough to see some action on this video. I caught three and released one. When I caught the 16″ bass, I thought about letting the 13″ go but decided I was hungry and I don’t know when they will stop hitting. Gotta get ’em while the gettin’ is good.
For the past couple of weeks, Kentucky bass have been hitting top water lure hard at sunset! Of course, the moment I decided to mount the GoPro on my grandad’s old hardhat, I’ve only managed to land one per sunset. It’s been very warm and Lake Greeson is pretty low right now. I’ve managed decent fishing from shore and from the canoe.
One of my favorite spots is a large area over rocks, which is about 1 foot deep right now. It’s great for the canoe, which allows me into an area the big boats can’t get too. I caught a 15″ Kentucky bass and that’s when I decided I need to be getting some video! Unfortunately, I haven’t pulled another one like that out of the water yet, but I’m still getting hits every time at about sunset and even into dark. And I’ll keep shooting video of my adventures.
Here’s a quick video of some paddling around, a few casts and then I get a hit right at the boat. This is along the bank of a small island, which is also easily fished from shore. But the canoe is just fun to paddle around in and it’s an easy trek back and forth from home.
A cold front just blew through, and while temps will still be up to almost 80 for the next several days, the nights are going to be in the 40’s. I don’t know what to expect from these black bass, but I sure hope they stick around the shallows a bit longer.