|Alex Britland enjoying the pedal drive on the new Old Town PDL|
I quickly picked up two bass on a texas rigged Cut-R Worm and that aforementioned grin was clearly visible to all. I shared with my buddies what I used and how I was fishing it to pick up the 16.5" and 18.25" fish.
"You should feel the rocks there. Once you get passed them, there's a drop off. Make sure to let it get all the way to the bottom." Then I switched up to see if the swim-jig would produce similar results. A few casts into it I got a solid thump. Immediately after setting the hook that smile went away. I went into oh-please-get-in-the-boat mode especially after it thrashed on the surface for us to see that it was close to that 22" citation mark. Not long after, I landed it and the grin came back. And when I laid it on the board I smiled a little more...
22.5" Citation Largemouth Bass
Not too long after, Mike Beck landed a 23.5" Pickerel (half inch shy of citation). And Alex Britland landed a respectable 19" Bass.
Mike also scored a 19.5" bass toward the end of the night. Jeff Lockhart had the only topwater bite of the evening with a 16"er. He also had the misfortune of being the only one who got crapped on by a bird.
Guess it can't always be smiles and pretty sunsets for everybody.
But there's always next time.