Friday, May 24, 2013
Saturday, May 18, 2013
This picture shows a brush pile with a school of Crappie suspended just above and to the right of the pile.
This is a school of Stripers that we worked that were suspended in 15 to 20 feet of water.
This is a brush pile that rises off the bottom about 12 feet.
Posted by Jim Hemby at Saturday, May 18, 2013
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Billy, Bill, Larry and Floyd
Billy...20 inch Bass
Sunny and Pleasant, Water Temperature 70*and Clear.
I got out very early and caught bait then picked up my clients at 5:15 at High Point. We made a short run and I put out a set of 10 planner boards and 6 or 8 downlines pulling flats. We had an earthquake yesterday and I was wondering if it would affect the fishing today like it did a couple years ago. [When we had the earthquake and aftershocks we would only catch half the fish that we were normally catching.] I put my boards up on the bank expecting to catch the fish shallow but we only took a couple hit the first 20 minutes of the morning but when I pulled out a little deeper we started getting Jammed. The guys didn't expect that kind of action and they were quite shell-shocked by 7:10 this morning. We had taken 100 hits and put over 30 fish in the boat! Our boating ratios were down because we had a clown on the boat today that thought he could do it his way. After loosing too many fish to count and knocking the largest fish of the day off his sons hook with the net he settled down somewhat resulting in us landing more fish. We left at 7:20 and looked for some more fish and bait then picked up Bill at the docks around 8. We fished the rest of the day but never had the kind of action that we had in the morning. It sure was a lot of fun for all of us today, we boated well over 50 Stripers, a couple Bass and a few Catfish.
Posted by Jim Hemby at Thursday, May 16, 2013
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Daren, Brad and Dale Roop
Sunny, cold in the morning , Water temperature 66* and clear.
Today I got out early and caught bait so that we could have our spread out at first light. I caught the bait but one of the guys was late because he had to work till after 2 last night. We started to put our spread out around 6 but it was already too late, I could only get a bait or two out before it got hit. [I wanted to have 15 lines in the water so when the fish turned on we could have numerous hook-ups] We had constant action for about an hour, that is when I finally got all my rods baited. We hit areas nearby and picked up a few fish but the major feed was over. I set up over a few more areas before I had to take William back early to the dock so he could go to the airport. I popped a quick picture of him with a few fish, threw the fish in a cooler and sent him down the road. We went back out but our good luck charm had left us, seemed William on board was the key to catching fish. We fished different areas for 4 more hours only to catch punks and a few keepers. At 2 I decided to look for some fish in a different area and the move paid off. We had to get off the water by 3 and we had about 35 baits left. We baited our hooks and the madness began. For the next hour we had constant hook-ups and used every single bait in our tanks. We got back to the dock and snapped a quick picture of the guys holding a couple of fish each from the livewell then they had to rush off. Today we caught over 40 Stripers and a few catfish. The cold front had positioned the fish out near or over the channel today making it difficult to catch everything we saw on my Lowrance. Daren is pictured holding a couple of the fish we caught early this morning.
Posted by Jim Hemby at Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Sunday, May 12, 2013
We would like to wish all Moms out there a happy and wonderful
Friday, May 10, 2013
Sunny, Warm, Water Temperature 70* and stained.
I got out early to catch bait then picked the guys up at 5:30 at the dock. I threw for another 45 minutes till I had the baits I needed then we went fishing. I set out a spread of boards pulling flats and right away we had 5 or 6 fish rise our baits and swirl them numerous times but never hooked up. After a couple hundred yards with out a fish I moved out just a little deeper and we put 4 or 5 fish in the boat within a couple minutes. We worked that pattern for a while then went and caught more bait. We set up fishing yet another pattern and everything we had out started taking hits. After 15 minutes I had to retie some rods and rebated everything and hit it again. We had a great day catching well over 20 Stripers, a Bass and a few Kitties. Today was a celebration of Bill's birthday, his loving wife Joan had bought this trip for him as a surprise birthday gift.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY BILL
Posted by Jim Hemby at Friday, May 10, 2013
Thursday, May 09, 2013
Eric Norby, Ae Yon, and Chris
Erron, Paul, Bob, Jay and Ron
Rainy morning turning into pleasant afternoon, Water temperature 66* and Stained.
Tony and myself both had trips this morning so we hit the water at 4am, caught bait and picked our clients up at the crack of dawn. Tony worked one side of the lake and I hit the other side. We both pulled big spreads of planner boards rigged with big Gizz. Both boats caught 20 Stripers each and everyone went home with great Memories and good table-fare. Fishing was spotty today, there were times of chaos when every rod would get hit as well as times of 30 to 45 minutes of no action. The weather probably had a lot to do with the action today.
Posted by Jim Hemby at Thursday, May 09, 2013