Post By: Nredman0 Posted: 3/17/2018 7:05:17 AMPoints: 55
I have done very well at Main the last 2 years but this years has been a struggle! Im on a 3 month skunk and i cant seem to figure out what im doing wrong! Im throwing everything and i cant seem to get anything to bite. Any tips?
If I was on a 3 month skunk on any lake Iíd be trying different water. Used to catch decent size and numbers at that place but things slowed down a couple years ago and I havenít been back in a long while. Like a lot of metro ponds, that one seems to cycle. Maybe itís too much pressure/overfishing, low water, low recruitment, whatever.
What is for sure, it doesnít take more than a few people to start regularly taking bass home over a period of a few weeks for most ponds go from good to crap real quick.
Reply by: Hawaiian Punch Posted: 3/24/2018 8:02:16 AM Points: 7788
Main is a "put and take " lake for trout . . . .CPW puts a truck load of trout in it and the next day its elbow to elbow. The other kinds of fish in there are under less pressure,but see enough to be smarter than most.You gots to do your homework on that lake.
Caught this last night about 9pm. It looks like a dinkish largemouth in this picture but it was definitely a smallmouth, about 12" and very healthy. It hit a crankbait about 2 feet from shore. (Fish was returned to the water immediately after picture was taken.) That's the only action we saw but we were only there for about a half hour. The rocks are literally crawling with rodents, either small rats or giant mice. Water level was low. (Conditions report to be updated directly.)
Reply by: fishinbeech Posted: 5/2/2018 5:57:45 AM Points: 604
I see the stripe too and it does look like a largemouth. I would argue that it's just the picture but I can't find any images online of smallmouth that look similar so I must be mistaken. The only excuse I can come up with is that the fish's mouth seemed so small compared to this Largemouth that I caught a few days earlier! (not at Main Lake)