It's been a while since I used any of this stuff so I had to pull it all out, change out the line on my Shimano Curado bait casting reel, pair it up with a rod, put together a lighter spinning outfit, and try to find all of my old soft plastics, spinners, and crank baits. This stuff has all been buried in my "man cave" since I moved into the house last year. You can hardly open the door to this room because there is so much stuff still in boxes and scattered all over the floor. It took quite a while to pull it all together but I managed to do it with enough time left over to hit some local waters.
Once I was on the water, I started throwing a whacky rigged StankX stix in Purple Nurple. On my second cast, it netted me a very healthy 15.5" bass.
As I was admiring this piggie, I noticed a tail sticking out of it's throat! I couldn't believe it. It just finished swallowing a smaller bass and still wanted my giant spinner bait!
After letting her go, I grabbed the lighter rod again and started tossing the Stix again. I ended up catching a few smaller bass before the sun started to creep below the horizon. There was a decent amount of surface action so I threw on a zara spook in hopes of that explosive topwater action! I had a few strikes but they all missed. It almost seemed like they were coming up so hard, the water that was being pushed up tended to push the lure right out of their mouth.
Hoping for one more good fish, I went back to the spinner and was rewarded with a 15.25" fish.
At this point in time, the mosquitoes were out in full force and I needed to get some sleep for the next days tournament. I felt re-acclimated with my old gear and techniques which gave me some hope for tomorrow.
Stay tuned for the write up on my tourney results!!